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Soil Health on the Farm, Ranch, and in the Garden

Authors: Spaeth Jr., Kenneth E.

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  • Introduces new science and technologies on the ecological intricacies of soil dynamics and health for different land uses
  • Explores the importance of soil health in croplands, rangelands, pasturelands, and gardens
  • Presents information in an accessible manner for an audience of non-scientists and professionals interested in soil health
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This book explores the importance of soil health in croplands, rangelands, pasturelands, and gardens, and presents new methods and technologies for assessing soil dynamics and health in these different land types. Through perspectives of agriculture, soil management, and ecological sustainability, the book provides accurate and up-to-date information on soil health assessment and maintenance that is often missing from current literature on conservation and environmental management and preservation. The book is written in a clear and concise format, and will appeal to non-scientists interested in soil health, as well as professional farmers, ranchers and gardeners. 
The book begins by discussing soil health from a historical perspective, and in terms of how it is covered in the news currently. Then the author addresses the ecological implications of soil health in farming, ranching and gardening, and comprehensively details the physical, chemical and biological properties of soil as they apply in various land types. The book then examines soil health assessment using new diagnostic and analytic technologies, and how these new innovations will be necessary going forward to maintain and improve soil health. 

About the authors

Dr. Kenneth E. Spaeth Jr. is a Plant-Soil Scientist for the United States Department of Agriculture. His career has included working with landowners and agencies on conservation planning and application, development of erosion prediction technology, hydrology research, ecological site technology, and data analysis of National Resource Inventory data.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Soil Health on the Farm, Ranch, and in the Garden
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-40398-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-40398-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-40397-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 370
Number of Illustrations
50 b/w illustrations, 69 illustrations in colour
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