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Soil Fertility and Fertilizers

Soil Fertility and Fertilizers Author John Havlin
ISBN-10 013503373X
Release 2013
Pages 516
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Soil Fertility and Fertilizers: An Introduction to Nutrient Management, Eighth Edition, provides a thorough understanding of the biological, chemical, and physical properties affecting soil fertility and plant nutrition. Covering all aspects of nutrient management for profitable crop production, the text pays particular attention to minimizing the environmental impact of soil and fertilizer management. The eighth edition of this proven text has been substantially revised to reflect rapidly advancing knowledge and technologies in both plant nutrition and nutrient management.



Soil Fertility and Fertilizers

Soil Fertility and Fertilizers Author John Havlin
ISBN-10 0130278246
Release 2005
Pages 515
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Long regarded as the leading book in the field, this volume provides a basic introduction to the biological, chemical, and physical properties affecting soil fertility and plant nutrition. It covers all aspects of nutrient management for profitable crop production, with particular attention to minimizing the environmental impact of soil and fertilizer management. The Seventh Edition has been substantially revised to reflect rapidly advancing knowledge and technologies in both plant nutrition and nutrient management. Crop specific data to estimate nutrient status and needs for many diverse products are provided, as well as example calculations that are routinely used in the market make this a comprehensive resource tool. Nutrient management, water use, and economics are all fully covered. Comprehensive discussions of the development and use of nutrient recommendation systems make this an excellent reference and must-read for soil professionals, technical service providers, extension agents, and crop consultants.



Soil Fertility and Fertilizers

Soil Fertility and Fertilizers Author Samuel L. Tisdale
ISBN-10 MINN:31951D01473766C
Release 1975
Pages 694
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Introduction: Fertilizers in a changing world; Soil fertility: past and present; Growth and the factors affecting it; Elements required in plant nutrition; Basic soil-plant relationships; Soil and fertilizer nitrogen; Soil and fertilizer phosphorus; Soil and fertilizer potassium, magnesium, calcium and sodium; Sulfur and microelements in soils and fertilizers; Manufacture of nitrogen, phosphorius and potassium fertilizers; The manufacture and properties of mixed fertilizers; Liming; Soil fertility evaluation; Fundamentals of fertilizer application; Cropping systems and soil management; Economics and efficient use of water; Attacking soil fertility problems.



Turfgrass Soil Fertility Chemical Problems

Turfgrass Soil Fertility   Chemical Problems Author Robert N. Carrow
ISBN-10 1575041537
Release 2001
Pages 400
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Turfgrass Soil Fertility and Chemical Problems is the best single-source, practical management tool that will help you overcome every fertility management challenge you face! Turfgrass Soil Fertility and Chemical problems will: * Help you pinpoint the effectiveness of fertilizer programs to ensure turfgrass quality, water quality, and environmental integrity * Help you understand a multitude of turfgrass species and cultivars and their complex nutrient responses or requirements * Explains site-specific fertilization, covering issues such as establishment on poor quality soils and the use of low-quality irrigation water * Show you how fertilization is important for environmental, traffic, and stress tolerance, as well as recovery * Show you how to apply the interpretation of soil, tissue, and water-quality test information in the development of fertilization regimes



Soil Genesis and Classification

Soil Genesis and Classification Author Stanley W. Buol
ISBN-10 9780470960608
Release 2011-07-12
Pages 543
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Soil Genesis and Classification, Sixth Edition, builds on the success of the previous editions to present an unparalleled resource on soil formation and classification. Featuring a color plate section containing multiple soil profiles, this text also includes information on new classification systems and emerging technologies and databases with updated references throughout. Covering the diverse needs of both the academic and professional communities, this classic text will be a must have reference for all those in soil science and related fields.



Soil Ecology and Management

Soil Ecology and Management Author Joann K. Whalen
ISBN-10 9781845935634
Release 2010
Pages 296
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Describes the organisms inhabiting the soil, their functions and interactions and the dimensions of human impact on the activity of soil organisms and soil ecological function; and discusses basic soil characteristics and biogeochemical cycling, key soil flora and fauna, community-level dynamics (soil food webs) and the ecological and pedological functions of soil organisms. Also conveys an understanding of how human activities impact upon soil ecology in a section on ecosystem management and its effects on soil biota.



Soil Management

Soil Management Author Michael A Fullen
ISBN-10 9781444144727
Release 2014-04-04
Pages 288
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The soil is a fundamental constituent of the Earth's system, maintaining a careful state of equilibrium within the biosphere. However, this natural balance is being increasingly disturbed by a variety of anthropogenic and natural processes, leading to the degradation of many soil environments. Soil Management provides a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to the many problems, challenges and potential solutions facing soil management in the twenty-first century. Covering a range of topics, including erosion, desertification, salinization, soil structure, carbon sequestration, acidification and chemical pollution, the book also develops a prognosis for the future of soil management in the face of growing populations and global warming. Written with the needs of students in mind, each chapter provides a broad overview of a problem, analyses approaches to its solution and concludes with references and suggestions for further reading. Soil Management will be of great value to environmental science and geography undergraduates taking soil management courses in their second or third year.



Soil Sampling Preparation and Analysis

Soil Sampling  Preparation  and Analysis Author Kim H. Tan
ISBN-10 0824796756
Release 1995-09-20
Pages 432
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This work discusses the proper sampling, handling and preparation of soils for analysis and details the simplest and most frequently used procedures for analyzing soils and plant material. Explicit examples are provided of the qualitative and quantitative determination of soil minerals and organic constituents. The work highlights the amount and number of samples desired for accuracy in analysis.



Soil Microbiology Ecology and Biochemistry

Soil Microbiology  Ecology and Biochemistry Author Eldor A. Paul
ISBN-10 9780123914118
Release 2014-11-14
Pages 598
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The fourth edition of Soil Microbiology, Ecology and Biochemistry updates this widely used reference as the study and understanding of soil biota, their function, and the dynamics of soil organic matter has been revolutionized by molecular and instrumental techniques, and information technology. Knowledge of soil microbiology, ecology and biochemistry is central to our understanding of organisms and their processes and interactions with their environment. In a time of great global change and increased emphasis on biodiversity and food security, soil microbiology and ecology has become an increasingly important topic. Revised by a group of world-renowned authors in many institutions and disciplines, this work relates the breakthroughs in knowledge in this important field to its history as well as future applications. The new edition provides readable, practical, impactful information for its many applied and fundamental disciplines. Professionals turn to this text as a reference for fundamental knowledge in their field or to inform management practices. New section on "Methods in Studying Soil Organic Matter Formation and Nutrient Dynamics" to balance the two successful chapters on microbial and physiological methodology Includes expanded information on soil interactions with organisms involved in human and plant disease Improved readability and integration for an ever-widening audience in his field Integrated concepts related to soil biota, diversity, and function allow readers in multiple disciplines to understand the complex soil biota and their function



Soil and Water Chemistry

Soil and Water Chemistry Author Michael E. Essington
ISBN-10 9781466573239
Release 2015-04-24
Pages 656
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The second edition of a bestseller, Soil and Water Chemistry: An Integrative Approach maintains the balanced perspective that made the first edition a hugely popular textbook. The second edition includes new figures and tables, new chapters, and expanded exercises in each chapter. It covers topics including soil chemical environment, soil minerals, soil organic matter, cation exchange, oxidation-reduction, mineral weathering and solubility, surface chemistry and adsorption reactions, acidity and salinity in soil materials, and chemical thermodynamics applied to soil systems. See What’s New in the Second Edition: Extensive section that details the sources, speciation, and the general behavior of elements in soils Expanded section on crystal structure, updated phyllosillcates classifications scheme, inclusion of sepiolite-palygorskite group, and expanded x-ray diffraction section Discussion of surface runoff losses of phosphorus from soil and description of the inductivity coupled argon plasma-mass spectroscopy (ICP-MS) analytical technique for determining elemental concentrations in soil solution Coverage of the influence of redox processes on the soil chemistry of nonelectroactive elements Description of the electrokinetic phenomenon and investigation of the influence of temperature on adsorption Expanded discussion on the application of chemical thermodynamics to soil systems A solutions manual is available upon qualifying course adoption. Still one of the only texts on this subject, this book provides a comprehensive, modern, and balanced coverage of the chemical and mineralogical characteristics of soils and their chemical processes. It contains more information and topic coverage than required for an average, single-semester course. This extensive coverage is by design, giving you the latitude to pick your own essential topics while providing additional information or a more advanced treatment when needed. Figures and tables make the information accessible and each problem has been tested and is relevant and doable, but asks more of students than to simply generate a number. This format allows students to understand the concepts and recognize that their computations have physical meaning.



Soil Physics

Soil Physics Author Manoj K. Shukla
ISBN-10 9781482216868
Release 2013-11-26
Pages 478
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Designed for undergraduate and graduate students, this book covers important soil physical properties, critical physical processes involving energy and mass transport, movement and retention of water and solutes through soil profile, soil temperature regimes and aeration, and plant-water relations. It includes new concepts and numerical examples for an in depth understanding of these principles. The book provides readers with clear coverage of how and why water and solute flow through the soil and details how various factors influence the flow. It includes guidance on the use of the existing public domain computer models.



Fertilizers Science and Technology

Fertilizers  Science and Technology Author Eugene Perry
ISBN-10 1632399075
Release 2018-02-06
Pages 246
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Fertilizers are materials that are applied to the soil for the necessary growth of plants. They can either be natural or synthetic in nature. They are mainly used for the enhancement of soil fertility and are classified into single nutrient fertilizers, multinutrient fertilizers and micronutrients. Most of the topics introduced in this book cover new techniques and the applications of fertilizers. It includes contributions of experts and scientists which will provide innovative insights into this field. Students, researchers, experts and all associated with soil science and botany will benefit alike from this book.



The Nature and Properties of Soils

The Nature and Properties of Soils Author Harry Oliver Buckman
ISBN-10 UOM:39015002013012
Release 1922
Pages 653
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The Nature and Properties of Soils has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Nature and Properties of Soils also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Nature and Properties of Soils book for free.



Fundamentals of soil science

Fundamentals of soil science Author H. D. Foth
ISBN-10 MINN:31951D014766572
Release 1984-03-01
Pages 435
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A revised, comprehensive, introductory text covering soil science. Designed for undergraduates majoring in agriculture. Provides a balance between principles and practice, integrating all environmental topics. Covers temperate versus tropical and humid versus arid regions. Includes many photos of Asian and Canadian soils and agronomic practice. Examines tropical and northern soils, acidity in soils, and soil formation.



The Chemistry of Soils

The Chemistry of Soils Author Garrison Sposito
ISBN-10 9780190630881
Release 2016-10-03
Pages 272
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The second edition of The Chemistry of Soils, published in 2008, has been used as a main text in soil-science courses across the world, and the book is widely cited as a reference for researchers in geoscience, agriculture, and ecology. The book introduces soil into its context within geoscience and chemistry, addresses the effects of global climate change on soil, and provides insight into the chemical behavior of pollutants in soils. Since 2008, the field of soil science has developed in three key ways that Sposito addresses in this third edition. For one, research related to the Critical Zone (the material extending downward from vegetation canopy to groundwater) has undergone widespread reorganization as it becomes better understood as a key resource to human life. Secondly, scientists have greatly increased their understanding of how organic matter in soil functions in chemical reactions. Finally, the study of microorganisms as they relate to soil science has significantly expanded. The new edition is still be comprised of twelve chapters, introducing students to the principal components of soil, discussing a wide range of chemical reactions, and surveying important human applications. The chapters also contain completely revised annotated reading lists and problem sets.



Nutrient Deficiencies Toxicities in Crop Plants

Nutrient Deficiencies   Toxicities in Crop Plants Author William F. Bennett
ISBN-10 MINN:31951D009029600
Release 1993-01-01
Pages 202
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Grain crops. Sugar and oilseed crops. Vegetable crops. Fruit crops. Turfgrass.



Agroforestry for soil management

Agroforestry for soil management Author Anthony Young
ISBN-10 MINN:31951D01643144E
Release 1997
Pages 320
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Agroforestry refers to land use systems in which trees or shrubs are grown in association with agricultural crops, or pastures and livestock. From its inception, it has contained a strong element of soil management. Well-designed and managed agroforestry systems have the potential to control run-off and erosion, maintain soil organic matter and physical properties, and promote nutrient cycling. By these means, agroforestry can make a major contribution to sustainable land use. The previous edition of this book, entitled Agroforestry for Soil Conservation(1989), was based on indirect evidence from agriculture, forestry and soil science. The present work provides a new synthesis, drawing on over 700 published sources dating largely from the 1990s. These include both results of field trials of agronomy systems, and research into the plant-soil processes which take place within them. Soil conservation in its narrower sense, the control of erosion, is treated alongside other equally important aspects of soil management, such as nutrient cycling. The new edition summarizes the present state of knowledge and indicates needs for research. It is essential reading for all concerned with agroforestry, whether as students, research scientists, or for practical purposes of development. It is also of interest to soil scientists, agronomists and foresters.