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Soil Science and Management

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3rd
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9780827372931

ISBN10:
0827372930
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
12/19/1996
Publisher(s):
Cengage Learning
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Summary

This new edition introduces the concepts behind soil science and relates these concepts to current soil management practices, such as the most recent regulatory changes and technological developments: wetland management, the use of Geographic Information Systems for soil mapping, and much more. The emphasis on sustainable soil use and conservation prepares students to deal with today's enviromental issues, such as soil and water conservation, nutrient management, sustainable agriculture, and related topics. An appendix familiarizes horticultural majors with basic chemistry concepts to provide the foundation for further study in soil science.ALSO AVAILABLELab Manual, ISBN: 0-8273-7864-5INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDERLab Manual- Instructor's Manual, ISBN: 0-8273-8228-6Instructor's Manual, ISBN: 0-8273-7294-9

Table of Contents

Preface ix(1)
Author's Acknowledgments x
Chapter 1 The Importance of Soil
1(14)
Soil Shapes Human History
2(1)
Soil Is a Life-Supporting Layer of Material
2(2)
Soil Is a Medium for Plant Growth
4(2)
Soil: A Three-Phase System
6(3)
Agricultural Uses of Soil
9(1)
Nonagricultural Uses of Soil
10(2)
Land Use in the United States
12(3)
Chapter 2 Soil Origin and Development
15(17)
The Soil Body
16(2)
Rocks and Minerals
18(2)
Parent Material
20(3)
Climate
23(1)
Organisms
24(1)
Topography
24(1)
Time
25(1)
The Soil Profile
26(6)
Chapter 3 Physical Properties of Soil
32(23)
Soil Texture
33(6)
Soil Density and Permeability
39(3)
Soil Structure
42(2)
Soil Consistence
44(1)
Soil Tilth
45(5)
Soil Pans
50(1)
Soil Temprature
50(1)
Soil Color
51(4)
4 Soil Water
55(18)
How Plants Use Water
56(1)
Forces on Soil Water
57(3)
Types of Soil Water
60(2)
Water Retention and Movement
62(4)
How Roots Gather Water
66(2)
Measuring Soil Water
68(5)
Chapter 5 Water Conservation
73(16)
The Hydrologic Cycle
74(1)
Water Resources in the United States
75(3)
Capturing Water in Soil
78(4)
Reducing Consumptive Use
82(3)
Water Quality
85(4)
Chapter 6 Drainage and Irrigation
89(21)
The Importance of Drainage
90(1)
Wetland and Wet Soils
91(2)
Artifical Drainage
93(3)
Irrigation Systems
96(7)
Using Irrigation
103(3)
Water Quality
106(4)
Chapter 7 Life in the Soil
110(20)
The Carbon Cycle
111(2)
Microorganisms
113(2)
Distribution and Functions of Microorganisms
115(8)
Promoting Soil Organisms
123(1)
Soil Animals
124(6)
Chapter 8 Organic Matter
130(16)
The Nature of Organic Matter
131(2)
Functions of Organic Matter
133(1)
Maintaining Soil Matter
134(4)
Nitrogen Tie-Up and Composting
138(3)
Organic Soils
141(5)
Chapter 9 Soil Fertility
146(19)
Soil Fertility
147(2)
Sources of Elements in Soil
149(1)
Soil Colliods
150(6)
Cation Exchange
156(3)
Nutrient Uptake
159(6)
Chapter 10 Soil pH and Salinity
165(25)
Soil pH
166(1)
Development of Soil pH
167(4)
Effects of pH on Plants
171(2)
Liming Soil
173(8)
Acidifying Soil
181(1)
Soil Salinity
182(8)
Chapter 11 Plant Nutrition
190(20)
Nitrogen
191(5)
Phosphorus
196(2)
Potassium
198(3)
Secondary Nutrients
201(2)
Trace Elements
203(3)
Balanced Nutrition
206(4)
Chapter 12 Soil Sampling and Testing
210(12)
Why Test Soils?
211(1)
Soil Sampling
212(3)
Soil Testing
215(2)
Tissue Testing
217(5)
Chapter 13 Fertilizers
222(22)
Fertilizer Materials
226(6)
Mixed Fertilizers
232(1)
Mixing Fertilizers
233(1)
Selecting Fertilizer
234(1)
Applying Fertilizer
235(1)
Fertilizing Before Planting
235(1)
Fertilizing at Planting
236(1)
Fertilizing after Planting
237(7)
Chapter 14 Organic Amendments
244(15)
Animal Manure
245(5)
Biosolids
250(3)
Compost
253(1)
Fertilizers and the Environment
254(5)
Chapter 15 Tillage and Cropping Systems
259(18)
Uses of Tillage
260(1)
Conventional Tillage
261(4)
Conservation Tillage
265(4)
Differences Between Conventional and Conservation Tillage
269(1)
Cropping Systems
270(2)
Dryland Farming
272(1)
Organic Farming
273(1)
Sustainable Agriculture
274(3)
Chapter 16 Horticultural Uses of Soil
277(21)
Vegetable Culture
278(1)
Fruit Culture
279(2)
Nursery Field Culture
281(2)
Container Growing
283(5)
Landscaping
288(10)
Chapter 17 Soil Classification and Survey
298(15)
Soil Classification
299(2)
Soil Survey
301(4)
Land Capability Classes
305(8)
Chapter 18 Soil Conservation
313(25)
Erosion
314(2)
How Water Erosion Occurs
316(4)
Predicting Soil Loss: The Universal Soil Loss Equation
320(5)
Controlling Water Erosion
325(6)
Wind Erosion
331(7)
Chapter 19 Urban Soil
338(11)
Problems of Urban Soils
339(3)
Urban Erosion
342(7)
Chapter 20 Government Agencies and Programs
349(8)
USDA Agencies
350(2)
USDA Conservation Programs
352(2)
State and Local Efforts
354(3)
Appendix 1 Some Basic Chemistry 357(4)
Appendix 2 Sedimentation Test of Soil Texture 361(1)
Appendix 3 Soil Orders of the United States 362(3)
Appendix 4 Soil Horizon Symbol Suffixes 365(2)
Appendix 5 Land Evaluation 367(5)
Appendix 6 Preferred Soil Characteristics for Selected Trees 372(5)
Glossary 377(16)
Index 393


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