Advances in Soil Science 7

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With the expanding world population, the major concern just a few years ago was whether the world could produce enough food. Now in many countries agricultural productivity has risen to the point of providing chronic food surpluses while in other areas, notably Africa, food production lags far behind need. In either situation there is a growing concern over managing the soil resource. Concerns range from inappropriate deforestation to depletion to erosion. These concerns are resulting in a shift in research ...

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1987 Hard cover Illustrated. New. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 228 p. Contains: Illustrations. Advances in Soil Science, 7.

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Overview

With the expanding world population, the major concern just a few years ago was whether the world could produce enough food. Now in many countries agricultural productivity has risen to the point of providing chronic food surpluses while in other areas, notably Africa, food production lags far behind need. In either situation there is a growing concern over managing the soil resource. Concerns range from inappropriate deforestation to depletion to erosion. These concerns are resulting in a shift in research objectives. The need to optimize crop production while conserving the resource base has never been greater. This series of volumes provides a forum for leading scientists to analyze critically the information on a particular subject. Most importantly, contributors develop and identify principles that have practical applications to both developing and developed agricultures.

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Latest volume in this important series covers reactions controlling heavy metal solubility in soils, components of nitrogen availability assessments in forest soils, carbon sources for bacterial denitrification, integrated nitrogen management in irrigated rice, tropical soils and soil classification updates. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387965512
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/28/1987
  • Series: Advances in Soil Science Series , #7
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 237

Table of Contents

Contents: Modeling of Flow, Transport, and Crop Yield in Spatially Variable Fields.- Pedogenesis in the Grassland and Adjacent Forests of the Great Plains.- Legume Winter Cover Crops.- Influence of Sludge Organic Matter on Soil Physical Properties.- Efficient Resource Management Systems for Drylands of India.- Index.

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