Soil Science And Management

Author: Edward Plaster
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0840024320
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Soil Science And Management. Gain a practical understanding of soil properties and the soil management techniques most important for the effective use of soils with SOIL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT, 6E. This non-technical, reader-friendly book details all aspects of effective soil usage, including management techniques, composition, fertility, erosion, conservation,and irrigation in this practical guide. This edition highlights horticultural uses of soil as well as the latest green methodologies in both agricultural and horticultural practice from the perspective of farmers, horticulturalists, environmentalists and others who are concerned about how soils work and how they can be used most effectively. This edition further examines nutrient management and best practices with the latest updates on legal issues and government programs that make it a useful resource now and invaluable reference for the future. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Soil Science And Management

Author: Edward Plaster
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285667484
Size: 33.60 MB
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Soil Science And Management. Gain a practical understanding of soil properties and the soil management techniques most important for the effective use of soils with SOIL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT, 6E. This non-technical, reader-friendly book details all aspects of effective soil usage, including management techniques, composition, fertility, erosion, conservation,and irrigation in this practical guide. This edition highlights horticultural uses of soil as well as the latest green methodologies in both agricultural and horticultural practice from the perspective of farmers, horticulturalists, environmentalists and others who are concerned about how soils work and how they can be used most effectively. This edition further examines nutrient management and best practices with the latest updates on legal issues and government programs that make it a useful resource now and invaluable reference for the future. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Soil Science And Management

Author: Edward Plaster
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1418038652
Size: 77.36 MB
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Soil Science And Management. Soil Science and Management, fifth edition, emphasizes the human interaction with and effect on soils, rather than treating the soil as an independent element. Non-technical and easy-to-understand, Soil Science and Management, fifth edition teaches the essentials of soils from the perspective of farmers, horticulturalists, environmentalists and other who are concerned about how soils work and how they are used more effectively. An emphasis on management and the sustainable use of soil and water resources makes it especially relevant to these audiences. The inclusion of nutrient management, best practices and relevant legal issues and government programs make this text a practical application for students. The images have been updated and are now in full color, reinforcing the content contained in the text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Agriscience And Technology

Author: L. DeVere Burton
Publisher: Delmar Pub
ISBN: 9780827367470
Size: 57.49 MB
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Agriscience And Technology. With its seamless integration of biology, physical science, technology, and agriculture, this up-to-date edition presents the latest agriscience concepts while giving students a comprehensive introduction to the field. Divided into five sections (biotechnology, food and fiber technology, energy and power technology, computer-aided management, and environmental technology), the text covers a wide range of current topics, from genetic engineering to low-input sustainable agriculture. Through the career section in every chapter, students learn how "new concepts" in science and technology can be applied to exciting careers in agriscience.

Principles Of Soil Conservation And Management

Author: Humberto Blanco-Canqui
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402087098
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Principles Of Soil Conservation And Management. “Principles of Soil Management and Conservation” comprehensively reviews the state-of-knowledge on soil erosion and management. It discusses in detail soil conservation topics in relation to soil productivity, environment quality, and agronomic production. It addresses the implications of soil erosion with emphasis on global hotspots and synthesizes available from developed and developing countries. It also critically reviews information on no-till management, organic farming, crop residue management for industrial uses, conservation buffers (e.g., grass buffers, agroforestry systems), and the problem of hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico and in other regions. This book uniquely addresses the global issues including carbon sequestration, net emissions of CO2, and erosion as a sink or source of C under different scenarios of soil management. It also deliberates the implications of the projected global warming on soil erosion and vice versa. The concern about global food security in relation to soil erosion and strategies for confronting the remaining problems in soil management and conservation are specifically addressed. This volume is suitable for both undergraduate and graduate students interested in understanding the principles of soil conservation and management. The book is also useful for practitioners, extension agents, soil conservationists, and policymakers as an important reference material.

Ecology And Management Of Forest Soils

Author: Dan Binkley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118422325
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Ecology And Management Of Forest Soils. Forest soils are the foundation of the entire forest ecosystem and complex, long-term interactions between trees, soil animals, and the microbial community shape soils in was that are very distinct from agricultural soils. The composition, structure, and processes in forest soils at any given time reflect current conditions, as well as the legacies of decades (and even millennia) of interactions that shape each forest soil. Reciprocal interactions are fundamental; vegetation alters soil physical properties, which influence soil biology and chemistry, which in turn influence the growth and success of plants. These dynamic systems may be strongly influenced by intentional and unintentional management, ranging from fire to fertilization. Sustaining the long-term fertility of forest soils depends on insights about a diverse array of soil features and changes over space and time. Since the third edition of this successful book many new interests in forest soils and their management have arisen, including the role of forest soils in sequestering carbon, and how management influences rates of carbon accumulation. This edition also expands the consideration of how soils are sampled and characterized, and how tree species differ in their influence on soil development. Clearly structured throughout, the book opens with the origins of forest soil science and ends with the application of soil science principles to land management. This new edition provides: A completely revised and updated Fourth Edition of this classic textbook in the field A coherent overview of the major issues surrounding the ecology and management of forest soils Global in scope with coverage of soil types ranging from the tropical rainforest soils of Latin America to the boreal forest soils of Siberia New chapters on Management: Carbon sequestration; Evidence-based approaches and applications of geostatistics, GIS and taxonomies A clear overview of each topic, informative examples/case studies, and an overall context for helping readers think clearly about forest soils An introduction to the literature of forest soil science and to the philosophy of forest soil science research This coherent overview of the major issues surrounding the ecology and management of forest soils will be particularly useful to students taking courses in soil science, forestry, agronomy, ecology, natural resource management, environmental management and conservation, as well as professionals in forestry dealing with the productivity of forests and functioning of watersheds.

Principles And Practice Of Soil Science

Author: Robert E. White
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118685733
Size: 35.62 MB
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Principles And Practice Of Soil Science. Principles and Practice of Soil Science, Fourth Editionprovides a current and comprehensive introduction to soil science for students in the fields of environmental and agricultural science, ecology, soil and land management, natural resource management and environmental engineering. Covers all aspects of soil science including soil habitat, processes in the soil environment and soil management. Emphasizes the applications of soil science to the solution of practical problems in soil and land management. Highlights real world examples drawn from the author’s international experience in the field. Includes an expanded colour section of soil profiles and other features, and greater coverage of international soil classification Features new problem sets and questions at the end of each chapter, designed to reinforce important principles. An answer key is provided at the end of the text. Artwork from the book is available to instructors online at www.blackwellpublishing.com/white

Plant Soil Science Fundamentals Applications

Author: Rick Parker
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1428334807
Size: 55.72 MB
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Plant Soil Science Fundamentals Applications. Plant & Soil Science Fundamentals and Applications combines the basic knowledge of plant and soil science, in and easy to read and teach format, and provides practical real world application for information learned. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Soil Management

Author: Jerry L. Hatfield
Publisher: ASA-CSSA-SSSA
ISBN: 9780891188537
Size: 38.12 MB
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Soil Management. "Degradation of soils continues at apace that will eventually create a local, regional or even global crisis when diminished soil resources collide with increasing climate variation. It's not too late to restore our soils to a more productive state by rediscovering the value of soil management, building on our ever-expanding scientific understanding of soils. Soil management concepts have been in place since the cultivation of crops, but we need to rediscover the principles that are linked together in effective soil amangement. This book's approach is soil management based on principles - the physical, chemical and biological processes and how they form the foundatin for soil management."--Publisher.