Principles of Soil Conservation and Management

Authors: Blanco-Canqui, Humberto, Lal, Rattan

  • Covers no-till technology, organic farming, and crop residue management in relation to ecosystem services
  • Examines conservation buffers, sedimentation, and chemical pollution
  • Tillage erosion
  • Looks at carbon sequestration, net emissions of CO<SUB>2</SUB>, and erosion as a sink or source of C
  • Details non-point source pollution and hypoxia
  • Discusses soil resilience and quality
  • Covers processes, factors, and causes of soil degradation and restoration
  • Examines global warming and soil erosion as well as global food security and soil erosion
  • Includes coverage of research needs in soil conservation and management
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Principles of Soil Management and Conservation” comprehensively reviews the state-of-knowledge on soil erosion and management. It discusses in detail soil conservation topics in relation to soil productivity, environment quality, and agronomic production. It addresses the implications of soil erosion with emphasis on global hotspots and synthesizes available from developed and developing countries. It also critically reviews information on no-till management, organic farming, crop residue management for industrial uses, conservation buffers (e.g., grass buffers, agroforestry systems), and the problem of hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico and in other regions.

This book uniquely addresses the global issues including carbon sequestration, net emissions of CO2, and erosion as a sink or source of C under different scenarios of soil management. It also deliberates the implications of the projected global warming on soil erosion and vice versa. The concern about global food security in relation to soil erosion and strategies for confronting the remaining problems in soil management and conservation are specifically addressed. This volume is suitable for both undergraduate and graduate students interested in understanding the principles of soil conservation and management. The book is also useful for practitioners, extension agents, soil conservationists, and policymakers as an important reference material.

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"Blanco and Lal (both, Ohio State Univ.) are experts in soil conservation and management … . The mathematical descriptions for measuring erosion are clearly more appropriate for graduate students in the field … . Summing Up: Recommended. … upper-division undergraduates and above." (M. S. Coyne, Choice, Vol. 46 (8), April, 2009)

“Principles of Soil Conservation and Management is a well-designed, practically oriented book addressing many of the contemporary soil resource issues facing land managers in the United States and throughout the world. The book is intended as a resource for undergraduate and graduate students in soil science, agronomy, environmental sciences, agricultural engineering, hydrology, and natural resource management. … a valuable reference manual for soil conservationists, extension agents, and environmental managers. … provides an excellent introductory overview for students entering the field of soil conservation and management.” (Alan J. Franzluebbers, Vadose Zone Journal, Vol. 9 (1), February, 2010)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Soil and Water Conservation

    Blanco-Canqui, Humberto (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Water Erosion

    Blanco-Canqui, Humberto (et al.)

    Pages 21-53

  • Wind Erosion

    Blanco-Canqui, Humberto (et al.)

    Pages 55-80

  • Modeling Water and Wind Erosion

    Blanco-Canqui, Humberto (et al.)

    Pages 81-107

  • Tillage Erosion

    Blanco-Canqui, Humberto (et al.)

    Pages 109-135

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eBook $269.00
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Hardcover $339.00
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Softcover $339.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-7962-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Principles of Soil Conservation and Management
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Atlantic Pub. & Distr. (P) Ltd., New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8709-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8709-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8708-0
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7962-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 617
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