Fundamentals of Soil Science

Soil as a medium for plant growth;soil as a natural body;soil physicalproperties;tillage and traffic;soil water; soil water management;soil erosion;soil ecology;soil organic matter;soil mineralogy;soil chemistry;plant-soil macronutrient ...

Author: Henry D. Foth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

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Category: Science

Page: 360

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Soil as a medium for plant growth;soil as a natural body;soil physicalproperties;tillage and traffic;soil water; soil water management;soil erosion;soil ecology;soil organic matter;soil mineralogy;soil chemistry;plant-soil macronutrient relations;micronutrients and toxic elements;fertilizers;soil fertility evaluation and fertilizer use;soil genesis;soil taxonomy;soil geography and land use;soil surveys and land-use interpretations;land and the world food supply;texture by the field method;types and classes of soil structure;prefixes and their connotations for great group names.

Fundamentals of Soil Science

Author: C.E. Millar

Publisher: Daya Books

ISBN: 9788176220613

Category: Soil science

Page: 462

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Designed As A Text Book, But Equally Useful As A Reference Source For Scholars And Others, This Book Offers All The Necessary And Desired Information About Soils And Their Culture. Beginning With Classification Of Soils And Their Physical And Chemical Properties, It Deals Systematically With All Such Topics As Soil Acidity, Soil Moisture, Soil Organisms, Accumulation Of Organic Matter In Soils, Effect Of Manures And Fertilizers On Soil, Soil Fertility Maintenance And Development And Management Of Alkali Soils. Soil Requirements For Specific Fruit Crops Have Also Been Discussed. On The Whole The Book Introduces The Reader To Soil As Natural Entities And Their Inherent Characteristics; Explains The Basic Relationship Between Soils And Plants; And Gives A Clear Understanding About The Fundamental Principles Involved In The Use Of Soil Management Practices. An Exhaustive Subject Index For Easy Reference Hunting And A Detailed Glossary Of Terms Are Other Attractions Of The Book. Chapter 1: Soil Development; Sources Of Material From Which Soils Are Developed, Characteristics Of Rocks And Minerals From Which Soils Are Derived, Chemical And Physical Processes Active In Soil Development, Biological Agencies Which Aid In Soil Formation, Products And Results Of Mineral-Decomposing Processes, Constructive Processes Of Soil Development, The Soil Profile, Chapter 2: Classification Of Soils; A Textural Classification Of Soils, A Systematic Classification Of Soils, Soil Mapping And The Soil Survey, Soil Groups In Relation To Climatic Conditions, Age Relief And Parent Material In Relation To Soil Groups, Soil Groups In Relation To Vegetative Cover, Soil Groups In Relation To Population Density And Production Of Agricultural Products, Chapter 3: Physical And Chemical Properties Of Soils; Making A Mechanical Analysis, Properties Of Soil Separates, Soil Structure, Tillage Operations And Soil Properties, Porosity And Weight Of Soil, Soil Color, Soil Temperature, Chapter 4: Soil Reaction; Soil Acidity And Conditions Giving Rise To Acid Soils, Conditions In Acid Soils Which Are Beneficial Or Detrimental To The Growth Of Plants, Conditions Of Development And Effect On Plants Of Neutral And Alkaline Soils, Chapter 5: Lime And Its Use; The Need Of Soils For Lime, Functions Of Lime In The Soil, Forms Of Lime, Lime Guarantees, Sources Of Lime, The Use Of Lime, Chapter 6: Soil Moisture; Soil Water Which Yields To The Pull Of Gravity, Soil Water Which Is Retained Against The Pull Of Gravity, Water In Relation To Plant Growth, Loss Of Moisture From The Soil, Runoff Water, Chapter 7: Soil Organisms: Their Relation To Soils And Soil Productivity; Nature And Extent Of The Soil Population, Activities Of Soil Microbes In Relation To The Growth Of Higher Plants, The Role Of Microorganisms In The Development Of Soils, Interrelationship Between Higher Plants And Soil Microorganisms And Among Soil Microorganisms Themselves, Chapter 8: Soil Organic Matter: Organic Matter Accumulation In Soils, Effects Of Organic Matter On Soil Productivity, The Decomposition Of Organic Matter And Humus Formation, Loss And Restoration Of Soil Organic Matter, Chapter 9: Cover And Green-Manure Crops; The Effects Of Cover And Green-Manure Crops, The Principal Cover And Green-Manure Crops And Their Regional Distribution, The Utilization Of Cover And Green-Manure Crops, Effect Of Green Manre On Yield Of Crops, Chapter 10: Farm Manures; The Production Of Manure, The Decomposition Of Manure, Losses Occurring With Manure, Methods Of Handling Manure, Field Management Of Manure, Fertilizing Properties Of Manure, Effects Of Manure Upon The Soil, Chapter 11: Nutrient Requirement Of Plants; Elements Used By Plants, Effects Of Nitrogen Phosphorus And Potassium On Plants And The Quantities Removed By Crops, Determining Soil-Nutrient Deficiencies, Chapter 12: Fertilizers And Fertilizer Materials; Fertilizing Materials Supplying Nitrogen, Phosphatic Fertilizer Materials, Potassium Fertilizers, Mixed Fertilizers, Chapter 13: Fertilizer Practices; Effects Of Fertilizers On Soils, Effects Of Fertilizers On Crops, Laws Controlling Fertilizer Sales, Home Mixing Fertilizers, The Purchase And Use Of Fertilizers, Chapter 14: Soil Fertility Maintenance And Productivity Rating Of Soil; Maintaining Soil Fertility, Soil Productivity Rating And Land Classification, Chapter 15: Soils And Agriculture Of Arid Regions; Characteristics And Utilization Of Soil In Arid Regions, Development And Management Of Alkali Soils, Chapter 16: Irrigation; Water Supply And Land For Irrigation, Irrigation Practice, Chapter 17: Fruit Soils; Selecting A Site For A Fruit Enterprise, Soil Requirements Of Specific Fruit Plants, Chapter 18: Lawn Soils; Soils And Soil Preparation, Grass Selection And Seeding, Fertilization And Liming, Moving And Watering, Chapter 19: Soil Resources; Acreage Of Farm Land In The United States, Acreages Of Aroble Land And Land Requirements, Land Policies Of The United States.

Fundamentals of Soil Science

Author: H. D. Foth

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780471035220

Category: Soil science

Page: 436

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The Living Soil

This study looks at the fundamentals of soil science and soil biology, encompassing topics such as the building blocks of the soil system and bioremediation of contaminated soils.

Author: Jean-Michel Gobat

Publisher: Science Publishers

ISBN: 9781578082100

Category: Science

Page: 602

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This study looks at the fundamentals of soil science and soil biology, encompassing topics such as the building blocks of the soil system and bioremediation of contaminated soils.

Fundamentals of Soil Science

This text book is a comprehensive more and will meet the growing need of soil science of graduate and post graduate students at university level agricultural education.

Author: R.L. Arya

Publisher: Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 9387991814

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 147

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Soil science is a specialized branch of agriculture which associated with the different areas of soil pedology, soil physics, soil chemistry, soil biology, soil fertility, plant nutrition etc. It is, therefore, worthwhile to understand the nature and behavior of natural resources for sustainable agricultural production. Fundamentals of Soil Science assembles and summatizes pertinent available information for the students of agriculture in general and soil science in particular. This text book is a comprehensive more and will meet the growing need of soil science of graduate and post graduate students at university level agricultural education. This book covers the course contents of competitive examinations like IAS, IFS, PCS, ARS, banking services, B.Sc./M.Sc./Ph D. (Ag) admission, states and national levels of different competitive examinations in agriculture. The entire book is prepared in most simple, clear, talking language, comprehensive and short descriptive type of questions so that the concept could be easily understand by the readers in short times.

Fundamentals of Soil Science

Materials for soil development; Processes of soil development; Physical properties of soils; Soil moisture; Origin and classification of soils; Chemical properties of soils; Soil reaction; Lime and its use; Soil organisms - kinds, numbers, ...

Author: Charles Ernest Millar

Publisher:

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Category: Soil science

Page: 526

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Materials for soil development; Processes of soil development; Physical properties of soils; Soil moisture; Origin and classification of soils; Chemical properties of soils; Soil reaction; Lime and its use; Soil organisms - kinds, numbers, activities, and relation to soil productivity; Soil organic matter; Cover and green-manure crops; Farm manures; Nutrient requirement of plants; Fertilizers and fertilizer materials; Fertilizer practices; Conserving soil; Soil fertility maintenance and productivity rating of soil; Soils and agriculture of arid regions; Irrigation; Soil resources.

Fundamentals of Soil Science

Author: Indian Society of Soil Science

Publisher:

ISBN: 9788190379748

Category: Soil science

Page: 728

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Fundamentals of Soil Science

Author: Shivanand Tolanur

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Soil science

Page: 185

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Fundamentals Of Soil Science

The book provides the basic understanding of the soil, its nature, properties and functions. It has been attempted to present in a logical sequence all basic information about soils, from the definition of soil to how they are

Author: A Raja Rajan

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789390591442

Category:

Page: 232

View: 157

The book provides the basic understanding of the soil, its nature, properties and functions. It has been attempted to present in a logical sequence all basic information about soils, from the definition of soil to how they are

Plant Soil Science Fundamentals Applications

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Author: Rick Parker

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111780773

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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Plant & Soil Science Fundamentals and Applications combines the basic knowledge of plant and soil science, in and easy to read and teach format, and provides practical real world application for information learned. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Soil Science Study Guide

Author: Soil Science Society of America

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Soil science

Page: 203

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Fundamentals of Soil Science

Author: Jeffory A. Hattey

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780757556456

Category: Science

Page: 124

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Fundamentals of Soil Physics

This book is not, in any case, in total defiance of the Wise Old Man's admonition, for it is not an entirely new book.

Author: Daniel Hillel

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080918700

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 413

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This book is not, in any case, in total defiance of the Wise Old Man's admonition, for it is not an entirely new book. Rather, it is an outgrowth of a previous treatise, written a decade ago, entitled "Soil and Water: Physical Principles and Processes." Though that book was well enough received at the time, the passage of the years has inevitably made it necessary to either revise and update the same book, or to supplant it with a fresh approach in the form of a new book which might incorporate still-pertient aspects of its predecessor without necessarily being limited to the older book's format or point of view.

Fundamentals of Soil Science

Author: Jeffory Hattey

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780787254506

Category: Soil science

Page: 130

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Principles of Soil Chemistry Fourth Edition

By completely revising, updating, and incorporating a decade’s worth of new information, author Kim Tan has made this edition an entirely new and better book.

Author: Kim H. Tan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439813957

Category: Science

Page: 390

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Learn the secrets of soil chemistry and its role in agriculture and the environment. Examine the fundamental laws of soil chemistry, how they affect dissolution, cation and anion exchange, and other reactions. Explore how water can form water-bridges and hydrogen bonding, the most common forces in adsorption, chelation, and more. Discover how electrical charges develop in soils creating electrochemical potentials forcing ions to move into the plant body through barriers such as root membranes, nourishing crops and plants. You can do all this and more with Principles of Soil Chemistry, Fourth Edition. Since the first edition published in 1982, this resource has made a name for itself as a textbook for upper level undergraduates and as a handy reference for professionals and scientists. This fourth edition reexamines the entire reach of soil chemistry while maintaining the clear, concise style that made previous editions so user-friendly. By completely revising, updating, and incorporating a decade’s worth of new information, author Kim Tan has made this edition an entirely new and better book. See what's new in the Fourth Edition Reexamines atoms as the smallest particle that will enter into chemical reactions by probing new advances testifying the presence of subatomic particles and concepts such as string theory Underscores oxygen as the key element in soil air and atmosphere for life on earth Reevaluates the idea of transformation of orthoclase into albite by simple cation exchange reactions as misleading and bending scientific concepts of ion exchange over the limit of truth Examines the role of fertilizers, sulfur, pyrite, acid rain, and nitrogen fixation in soil acidity, underscoring the controversial effect of nitrification on increasing soil acidity over time Addresses the old and new approaches to humic acids by comparing the traditional operational concept against the currently proposed supramolecular and pseudomicellar concept Proposes soil organics, such as nucleic acids of DNA and others, to also adsorb cation ions held as diffusive ion clouds around the polymers Tan explains, in easy and simple language, the chemical make-up of the four soil constituents, their chemical reactions and interactions in soils as governed by basic chemical laws, and their importance in agriculture, industry, and the environment. He differentiates soil chemistry from geochemistry and physical chemistry. Containing more than 200 equations, 123 figures, and 38 tables, this popular text and resource supplies a comprehensive treatment of soil chemistry that builds a foundation for work in environmental pollution, organic and inorganic soil contamination, and potential ecological health and environmental health risks.

Environmental Soil Physics

Environmental Soil Physics is a completely updated and modified edition of the Daniel Hillels previous, successful books, Introduction to Soil Physics and Fundamentals of Soil Physics.

Author: Daniel Hillel

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080544151

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 771

View: 559

Environmental Soil Physics is a completely updated and modified edition of the Daniel Hillels previous, successful books, Introduction to Soil Physics and Fundamentals of Soil Physics. Hillel is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, one of the true leaders in the field of environmental sciences. The new version includes a chapter and problems on computational techniques, addresses current environmental concerns and trends. Updates and expands the scope of Hillel's prior works, Fundamentals of Soil Physics (1980)and Applications of Soil Physics (1980) Explores the wide range of interactions among the phases in the soil and the dynamic interconnections of the soil with the subterranean and atmospheric domains Draws attention to historical and contemporary issues concerning the human management of soil and water resources Directs readers toward solution of practical problems in terrestrial ecology, field-scale hydrology, agronomy, and civil engineering Incorporates contributions by leading scientists in the areas of spatial variability, soil remediation, and the inclusion of land-surface processes in global climate models

Fundamentals of Soils

Fundamentals of Soil provides a comprehensive and engaging introduction to soils and the workings of soil systems. This text is the only one of its kind to provide an attractive, lively and accessible introduction to this topic.

Author: John Gerrard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134688458

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 118

Fundamentals of Soil provides a comprehensive and engaging introduction to soils and the workings of soil systems. This text is the only one of its kind to provide an attractive, lively and accessible introduction to this topic. Featuring learning tools within each chapter, such as summaries, essay questions and guides for further reading, the text is also highly illustrated with useful tables, boxes and figures. Covering all key areas of study at an introductory level, subjects covered include: · Soil properties · Soil processes · Controls on soil formation · Soil classification · World soils · Soil patterns · Soil degradation.

Fundamentals Of Soil Science

Biswas T.D and Mukeherjee S.K. 1987. Text Book of Soil Science – Tata McGraw
Publishing Co. Ltd., New Delhi. 2. Brady, N.C. 2002. The Nature and Properties
of Soils (13th Ed.) McMillan Co., New York. Indian Publisher –Eurasis Publishing
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Author: A. Rathinasamy

Publisher: Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 9386237342

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 356

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The content of this book is structured around basic soil concepts, beginning with the significance of soil in our everyday lives and progressing through soil formation, the physical and chemical properties of soils, and the role soil and the earth play in environmental management today and in the future.

Principles of Soil and Plant Water Relations

This text explores the instrumentation and the methods used to measure the status of water in soil and plants. Principles are clearly presented with the aid of diagrams, anatomical figures, and images of instrumentation.

Author: M.B. Kirkham

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080492162

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 520

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Principles of Soil and Plant Water Relations combines biology and physics to show how water moves through the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum. This text explores the instrumentation and the methods used to measure the status of water in soil and plants. Principles are clearly presented with the aid of diagrams, anatomical figures, and images of instrumentation. The methods on instrumentation can be used by researchers, consultants, and the military to monitor soil degradation, including measurements of soil compaction, repellency, oxygen diffusion rate, and unsaturated hydraulic conductivity. Intended for graduate students in plant and soil science programs, this book also serves as a useful reference for agronomists, plant ecologists, and agricultural engineers. * Principles are presented in an easy-to-understand style * Heavily illustrated with more than 200 figures; diagrams are professionally drawn * Anatomical figures show root, stem, leaf, and stomata * Figures of instruments show how they work * Book is carefully referenced, giving sources for all information * Struggles and accomplishments of scientists who developed the theories are given in short biographies.

Principles of Soil Science

Author: Lal Singh Nirankari

Publisher:

ISBN: 9788186099988

Category: Soil science

Page: 370

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