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Advances in Soil Science

Advances in Soil Science

Volume 5

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The world needs for food and fiber continue to increase. Population growth in the developing countries peaked at 2. 4% a year in 1965 and has fallen to about 2. 1%. However, in many developing countries almost half the people are under 15 years of age, poised to enter their productive and reproductive years. The challenges to produce enough food for this growing population will remain great Even more challenging is growing the food in the areas of greatest need. Presently the world has great surpluses of food and fiber in some areas while there are devastating deficiencies in other areas. Economic conditions and the lack of suitable infrastructure for distribution all too often limit the alleviation of hunger even when there are adequate supplies, sometimes even within the country itself. World hunger can be solved in the long run only by increasing crop production in the areas where the population is growing most rapidly. This will require increased efforts of both the developed and developing countries. Much of the technology that is so successful for crop production in the developed countries cannot be utilized directly in the developing countries. Many of the principles, however, can and must be adapted to the conditions, both physical and economic, of the developing countries.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Soil Surface Management in the Tropics for Intensive Land Use and High and Sustained Production

    Pages 1-109

    Lal, R.

  • Effect of Surface Residues on Soil Water Storage

    Pages 111-138

    Smika, Darryl E. (et al.)

  • Physical Properties and Processes of Puddled Rice Soils

    Pages 139-178

    Sharma, Pradeep K. (et al.)

  • Origin, Evolution, and Classification of Paddy Soils in China

    Pages 179-200

    Zitong, Gong

  • Phosphorus Interactions with Other Nutrients and Lime in Field Cropping Systems

    Pages 201-236

    Sumner, Malcolm E. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Soil Science
Book Subtitle
Volume 5
Series Title
Advances in Soil Science
Series Volume
5
Copyright
1986
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4613-8660-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-8660-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-8662-9
Series ISSN
0176-9340
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 242
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