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Soil Engineering / Edition 1

Soil Engineering / Edition 1

by Athanasios P. Dedousis, Thomas Bartzanas
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The agricultural world has changed significantly during the last years. The excessive use of heavy machinery, waste disposal, the use of agrochemicals and new soil cultivation means led to severe problems, which agricultural engineers have to cope with in order to prevent soil from permanent irreversible damage.

This Soil Biology volume will update readers on several cutting-edge aspects of sustainable soil engineering including topics such as: soil compaction, soil density increases, soil disturbance and soil fragmentation; soil tillage machineries and optimization of tillage tools; soil traffic and traction, effects of heavy agricultural machines, the use of robotics in agriculture and controlled traffic farming; mechanical weed control, the characterization of soil variability and the recycling of compost and biosolids in agricultural soils.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783642262449
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 04/06/2012
Series: Soil Biology , #20
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Part I Soil Tillage

1 Draught Requirement During Tillage Johan Arvidsson Thomas Keller 3

2 Influence of Soil Tillage on Soil Compaction Barbora Badalíková 19

3 Vibrated Tillage Tools László Fenyvesi Zoltán Hudoba 31

4 Soil Disturbance and Soil Fragmentation During Tillage Thomas Keller Johan Arvidsson 51

Part II Soil Dynamics Traffic and Traction

5 Robotics and Sustainability in Soil Engineering S. Fountas T.A. Gemtos S. Blackmore 69

6 Soil Density Increases resulting from Alternative Tire and Rubber Track Configurations in Laboratory and Field Conditions Dirk Ansorge Richard John Godwin 81

7 Effects of Heavy Agricultural Machines for Sugar Beet Harvesting on Physical Soil Properties Rupert Geischeder Markus Demmel Robert Brandhuber 91

8 Controlled Traffic Farming G.D. Vermeulen J.N. Tullberg W.C.T. Chamen 101

9 Subsoil Compaction - Cause, Impact, Detection, and Prevention Gunner Halfer Karl Heinrich Hartge 121

10 Testing of Soil Tillage Machinery Daniele Pochi Roberto Fanigliulo 147

Part III Soil Management and Mechanical Weed Control

11 Mechanical Weed Control Hans W. Griepentrog Athanasios P. Dedousis 171

12 Characterisation of Soil Variability with Depth Using Vis-NIR Spectra and Chemometric Tools A.M. Mouazen R. Karoui J. De Baerdemaeker H. Ramon 181

13 Considerations for Recycling of Compost and Biosolids in Agricultural Soil Maria I. Kokkora Diogenes L. Antille Sean F. Tyrrel 195

Index 217

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