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Gain a practical understanding of soil properties and the soil management techniques most important for the effective use of soils with SOIL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT, 6E. This non-technical, reader-friendly book details all aspects of effective soil usage, including management techniques, composition, fertility, erosion, conservation,and irrigation in this practical guide. This edition highlights horticultural uses of soil as well as the latest green methodologies in both agricultural and horticultural practice from the perspective of farmers, horticulturalists, environmentalists and others who are concerned about how soils work and how they can be used most effectively. This edition further examines nutrient management and best practices with the latest updates on legal issues and government programs that make it a useful resource now and invaluable reference for the future.

Synopsis:

Soil Science and Management, fifth edition emphasizes the human interaction with and effect on soils, rather than treating the soil as an independent element. Non-technical and easy-to-understand, Soil Science and Management, fifth edition teaches the essentials of soils from the perspective of farmers, horticulturalists, environmentalists and other who are concerned about how soils work and how they are used more effectively. An emphasis on management and the sustainable use of soil and water resources makes it especially relevant to these audiences. The inclusion of nutrient management, best practices and relevant legal issues and government programs make this text a practical application for readers. Four-color illustrations have been added through-out the text, making it a much more visually appealing book.

About the Author

Edward Plaster has taught horticulture and soil science for 30 years. He belongs to the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) and the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS). He is a Certified Professional Horticulturist, an ASHS program and is active in several national and local trade organizations.

Table of Contents

1. The Importance of Soil. 2. Soil Origin and Development. 3. Soil Classification and Survey. 4. Physical Properties of Soil. 5. Life in the Soil. 6. Organic Matter. 7. Soil Water. 8. Water Conservation. 9. Drainage and Irrigation. 10. Soil Fertility. 11. Soil pH and Salinity. 12. Plant Nutrition. 13. Soil Sampling and Testing. 14. Fertilizers. 15. Organic Amendments. 16. Tillage and Cropping Systems. 17. Horticultural Uses of Soil. 18. Soil Conservation. 19. Urban Soil. 20. Government Agencies and Programs. Appendices. 1. Some Basic Chemistry. 2. Soil Orders of the United States. 3. Soil Horizon Symbol Suffixes. 4. Land Evaluation. 5. Preferred Soil Characteristics for Selected Trees. Glossary. Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780840024329
Author:
Plaster, Edward J.
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Author:
Plaster, Edward
Subject:
Horticulture
Subject:
Soil.
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Management
Subject:
Plaster
Subject:
SOIL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT 6E
Subject:
soil properties
Subject:
soil usage
Subject:
Soil management
Subject:
soil composition
Subject:
Soil fertility
Subject:
Soil erosion
Subject:
Soil conservation
Subject:
Irrigation
Subject:
Edward J. Plaster
Subject:
American Society for Horticultural Science
Subject:
ASHS
Subject:
Soil and Water Conservation Society
Subject:
SWCS
Subject:
Soil Science and Management
Subject:
Introduction to Soil Science
Subject:
Fundamentals of Soil Science
Subject:
Introduction to Soils.
Subject:
6E
Subject:
Agriculture - General
Subject:
Soil Science and
Subject:
Agriculture-Soil
Subject:
soil ma
Subject:
nagement
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
544

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Sociology » Agriculture and Food
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » General
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Soil
Science and Mathematics » Botany » General

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"Synopsis" by , Soil Science and Management, fifth edition emphasizes the human interaction with and effect on soils, rather than treating the soil as an independent element. Non-technical and easy-to-understand, Soil Science and Management, fifth edition teaches the essentials of soils from the perspective of farmers, horticulturalists, environmentalists and other who are concerned about how soils work and how they are used more effectively. An emphasis on management and the sustainable use of soil and water resources makes it especially relevant to these audiences. The inclusion of nutrient management, best practices and relevant legal issues and government programs make this text a practical application for readers. Four-color illustrations have been added through-out the text, making it a much more visually appealing book.
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