Soil Science and Management

Soil Science and Management

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This volume emphasizes the human interaction with and affect on soils, rather than treating the soil as an independent element. This fourth edition has been revised to encompass more ecological themes within the established topics of soil science and use. It teaches the essentials of soils from the perspective of farmers, horticulturists, environmentalists and others who are concerned about how soils work and how they are used most effectively. An emphasis on management and the sustainable use of soils and water resources make it especially relevant to these audiences. Nutrient management, best practices and relevant legal issues and government programmes make this text a practical application for agricultural and horticultural students.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 205.74 x 238.76 x 20.32mm | 884.5g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Clifton Park, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • glossary, index
  • 0766839354
  • 9780766839359

Table of contents

The importance of soil; Soil origin and development; Soil classification and survey; Physical properties of soil; Life in the soil; Organic matter; Soil water; Water conservation; Drainage and irrigation; Soil fertility; Soil pH and salinity; Plant nutrition; Soil sampling and testing; Fertilizers; Organic amendments; Tillage and cropping systems; Horticultural uses of soil; Soil conservation; Urban soil; Government agencies and programmes. Appendices.show more

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