Soil Science Simplified

Soil Science Simplified

by Milo I. Harpstead, Francis D. Hole

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ISBN-13: 9780813815152
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/1980
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 122
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Milo I. Harpstead, Ph.D., is certified as a ProfessionalSoil Classifier with the American Registry of CertifiedProfessionals in Agronomy, Crops, and Soils (ARCPACS) within theSociety of American Agriculture. He is a former Professor of SoilScience at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Dr. Harpsteadalso has taught and supervised research for students in Nigeria,Malaysia, Germany, and Australia.

Thomas J. Sauer, Ph.D., spent three years as a SoilPhysicist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service BiomassCenter in Arkansas and is now a Soil Scientist for the nationalSoil Tilth Laboratory, Ames, Iowa, where he conducts research onsoil management impacts related to agroecology and airquality.

William F. Bennett, Ph.D., has been involved in teachingSoils, Soil Fertility, and Crops for over 40 years. He is a formerDirector of Development for the College of Agricultural Science andnational Resources at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. In additionto work as a Soil fertility Consultant, Dr. Bennett is currentlyinvolved in educational programs in the fertilizer industry, withemphasis on the Certified Crop Advisor Program.

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
1The Soil around Us3
2Soil Formation9
3Soil Physical Properties27
4Soil Biology39
5Soil Colloids and Chemistry57
6Soil Water75
7Soil Temperature and Heat Flow95
8Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition109
9Soil Management131
10Soil Conservation145
11Soil Classification161
12Soil Surveys185
13Soil Engineering193
Glossary207
Index217

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