Title : Soil Science And Management 4ed
Author : Edward Plaster
ISBN : 9780766839359
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Publication : 12/16/2002
Pages : 400
For Community and Technical College level courses in soil sciences, this text emphasizes the human interaction with and affect on soils, rather than treating the soil as an independent element. Comprehensive, yet not intimidating, this text has been revised to encompass more ecological themes within the established topics of soil science and use. Non-technical, and easy-to-understand, Soil Science and Management, fourth edition teaches the essentials of soils from the perspective of farmers, horticulturists, environmentalists, and others who are concerned about how soils work and how they are used most effectively. An emphasis on management and the sustainable use of soils and water resources make it especially relevant to these audiences. Nutrient management, best practices and relevant legal issues and government programs make this text a practical application for agricultural and horticultural students.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: The Importance of Soil.
Chapter 2: Soil Origin and Development.
Chapter 3: Soil Classification and Survey.
Chapter 4: Physical Properties of Soil.
Chapter 5: Life in the Soil. Chapter
6: Organic Matter.
Chapter 7: Soil Water
Chapter 8: Water Conservation
Chapter 9: Drainage and Irrigation
Chapter 10: Soil Fertility
Chapter 11: Soil pH and Salinity
Chapter 12: Plant Nutrition
Chapter 13: Soil Sampling and Testing
Chapter 14: Fertilizers
Chapter 15: Organic Amendments
Chapter 16: Tillage and Cropping Systems
Chapter 17: Horticultural Uses of Soil
Chapter 18: Soil Conservation
Chapter 19: Urban Soil
Chapter 20: Government Agencies and Programs
Appendices, Glossary, Index.