Managing Soil Quality : Challenges in Modern Agriculture


Managing Soil Quality : Challenges in Modern Agriculture

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 400 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780851996714
  • DDC分類 631.4

Full Description

In-depth treatments of the soil quality concept, its history, and its applicability in research and in developed and developing societiesAll 18 chapters are written by well-established experts from Europe, North America and AustraliaSoil quality is a concept that allows soil functions to be related to specific purposes. Managing soil quality takes a management oriented approach by identifying key issues in soil quality and management options to enhance the sustainability of modern agriculture. Topics covered include major plant nutrients (N, P, K), soil acidity, soil organic matter, soil biodiversity, soil compaction, erosion, pesticides and urban waste.


1and B T Christensen2: Soil Quality, Fertility, and Health - Historical Context, Status and Perspectives, D L Karlen, USDA-ARS, Iowa, USA, S S Andrews, USDA-NRCS, Iowa, USA and B J Wienhold, USDA-ARS, Nebraska, USA3: Soil Acidity - Resilience and Thresholds, A E Johnston, Rothamsted Research, Herts, UK4: Tightening the Nitrogen Cycle, B T Christensen5: Phosphorus - Surplus and Deficiency, L M Condron, Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand6: Sustainable Management of Potassium, M Askegaard, J Eriksen, Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Tjele, Denmark and A E Johnston, Rothamsted Research, Herts, UK7: Developing and Maintaining Soil Organic Matter Levels, W A Dick, Ohio State University, USA and E G Gregorich, Agriculture & Agri-Food, Canada8: Microbial Diversity in Soil - Effects on Crop Health, C Alabouvette, CMSE-INRA, Dijon, France, D Backhouse, University of New England, Australia, C Steinberg, CMSE-INRA, Dijon, France, et al.9: Biological Soil Quality from Biomass to Biodiversity - Importance and Resilience to Management Stress and Disturbance, L Brussaard, T W Kuyper, W A M Didden, R G M de Goede and J Bloem, Wageningen University, The Netherlands10: Subsoil Compaction and Ways to Prevent It, J J H van den Akker, Wageningen University, The Netherlands and P Schjonning11: Management-Induced Soil Structure Degradation: Organic Matter Depletion and Tillage, B D Kay, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada and L J Munkholm, Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Tjele, Denmark12: Soil Erosion - Processes, Damages and Countermeasures, G Govers, J Poesen and D Goossens, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium13: Recyclable Urban and Industrial Waste - Benefits and Problems in Agricultural Use, R Naidu, M Megharaj and G Owens, University of South Australia, Australia14: Pesticides in Soil: Benefits and Limitations to Soil Health, M A Locke and R M Zablotowicz, USDA-ARS, Mississippi, USA15: Systems Approaches for Improving Soil Quality, M R Carter, Agriculture & Agri-Food, Canada, S S Andrews, USDA-NRCS, Iowa, USA and L E Drinkwater, Cornell University, NY, USA16: Implementing Soil Quality Knowledge in Land Use Planning, J Bouma, Wageningen University, The Netherlands17: Soil Quality in Industrialized and Developing Countries: Similarities and Differences, R Lal, Ohio State University, USA18: Soil Quality Management - Synthesis, P Schjonning, S Elmholt and B T Christensen