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Advances in Soil Science By Z. Gerstl

Advances in Soil Science by Z. Gerstl

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This series, Advances in Soil Science, presents clear and concise reviews in all areas of soil science for everyone interested in this basic resource and man's influence on it.

Advances in Soil Science Summary

Advances in Soil Science: Volume 3 by Z. Gerstl

The world population in 1930 was 2 billion. It reached 3 billion in 1960, stands at 4. 6 billion today, and is expected to reach 6 billion by the end of the century. The food and fiber needs of such a rapidly increasing population are enormous. One of the most basic resources, perhaps the most basic of all, for meeting those needs is the Soil. There is an urgent need to improve and protect this resource on which the future of mankind directly depends. We must not only learn how to use the soil to furnish our immediate needs, but also ensure that the ability of the soil to sustain food production in the future is unimpaired. This is indeed a mammoth task; a 1977 United Nations survey reported that almost one-fifth of the world's cropland is now being steadily degraded. The diversity of soil makes it necessary for research to be conducted in many locations. There are basic principles, however, that are universal. This series, Advances in Soil Science, presents clear and concise reviews in all areas of soil science for everyone interested in this basic resource and man's influence on it. The purpose of series is to provide a forum for leading scientists to analyze and summarize the available scientific information on a subject, assessing its importance and identifying additional research needs. But most importantly, the contributors will develop principles that have practical applications to both developing and developed agricultures.

Table of Contents

Quantitative Spatial Analysis of Soil in the Field.- I. Introduction.- II. Nested Sampling and Analysis.- III. Regionalized Variable Theory.- IV. Semi-Variogram Models.- V. Fitting Models.- VI. Fractal Representation.- VII. Cross Correlation.- VIII. Changing Drift.- IX. Extension to the Power Spectrum.- X. Optimal Estimation-Kriging.- XI. Designing Sampling Schemes.- References.- The Effect of Green Manuring on the Physical Properties of Temperate-Area Soils.- I. Introduction.- II. Effect of Organic Matter on Soil Physical Parameters.- III. Effect of Green Manure on Soil Organic-Matter Levels.- IV. Effect of Green Manure on Soil Physical Properties.- V. Effect of Green Manure on Crop Performance Related to Improvements in the Soil Physical Condition.- VI. Conclusion.- References.- The Influence of Macropores on the Transport of Dissolved and Suspended Matter Through Soil.- I. Introduction.- II. Characterization of Macroporosity in Soil.- III. Effect of Macropore Flow on the Transport of Applied Tracers.- IV. Effect of Macropore Flow on the Transport of Indigenous Solute in Soil.- V. Discussion.- VI. Summary.- List of Symbols.- References.- Behavior of Herbicides in Irrigated Soils.- I. Introduction.- II. Factors to Be Considered.- III. Interactions and Persistence.- IV. Herbicide Transport.- V. Irrigation Practices and Herbicide Behavior.- VI. Conclusion.- References.

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NLS9781461295594
9781461295594
1461295599
Advances in Soil Science: Volume 3 by Z. Gerstl
New
Paperback
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
2011-09-27
217
N/A
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