Soil Fertility and Fertilizers

Author: John Havlin,Samuel L. Tisdale,Werner L. Nelson,James D. Beaton

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780135033739

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 516

View: 5600

Soil Fertility and Fertilizers: An Introduction to Nutrient Management, Eighth Edition, provides a thorough understanding of the biological, chemical, and physical properties affecting soil fertility and plant nutrition. Covering all aspects of nutrient management for profitable crop production, the text pays particular attention to minimizing the environmental impact of soil and fertilizer management. The eighth edition of this proven text has been substantially revised to reflect rapidly advancing knowledge and technologies in both plant nutrition and nutrient management.

Soil Fertility and Fertilizers

An Introduction to Nutrient Management

Author: John Havlin

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130278241

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 515

View: 1178

Long regarded as the leading book in the field, this volume provides a basic introduction to the biological, chemical, and physical properties affecting soil fertility and plant nutrition. It covers all aspects of nutrient management for profitable crop production, with particular attention to minimizing the environmental impact of soil and fertilizer management. The Seventh Edition has been substantially revised to reflect rapidly advancing knowledge and technologies in both plant nutrition and nutrient management. Crop specific data to estimate nutrient status and needs for many diverse products are provided, as well as example calculations that are routinely used in the market make this a comprehensive resource tool. Nutrient management, water use, and economics are all fully covered. Comprehensive discussions of the development and use of nutrient recommendation systems make this an excellent reference and must-read for soil professionals, technical service providers, extension agents, and crop consultants.

Soil Fertility and Fertilizers

Author: Samuel L. Tisdale,Werner L. Nelson

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company


Category: Crops

Page: 694

View: 4759

Introduction: Fertilizers in a changing world; Soil fertility: past and present; Growth and the factors affecting it; Elements required in plant nutrition; Basic soil-plant relationships; Soil and fertilizer nitrogen; Soil and fertilizer phosphorus; Soil and fertilizer potassium, magnesium, calcium and sodium; Sulfur and microelements in soils and fertilizers; Manufacture of nitrogen, phosphorius and potassium fertilizers; The manufacture and properties of mixed fertilizers; Liming; Soil fertility evaluation; Fundamentals of fertilizer application; Cropping systems and soil management; Economics and efficient use of water; Attacking soil fertility problems.

Soil Genesis and Classification

Author: Stanley W. Buol,Randal J. Southard,Robert C. Graham,Paul A. McDaniel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470960604

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 543

View: 5471

Soil Genesis and Classification, Sixth Edition, builds on the success of the previous editions to present an unparalleled resource on soil formation and classification. Featuring a color plate section containing multiple soil profiles, this text also includes information on new classification systems and emerging technologies and databases with updated references throughout. Covering the diverse needs of both the academic and professional communities, this classic text will be a must have reference for all those in soil science and related fields.

Soil Management

Problems and Solutions

Author: Michael A Fullen,John A Catt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444144723

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 906

The soil is a fundamental constituent of the Earth's system, maintaining a careful state of equilibrium within the biosphere. However, this natural balance is being increasingly disturbed by a variety of anthropogenic and natural processes, leading to the degradation of many soil environments. Soil Management provides a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to the many problems, challenges and potential solutions facing soil management in the twenty-first century. Covering a range of topics, including erosion, desertification, salinization, soil structure, carbon sequestration, acidification and chemical pollution, the book also develops a prognosis for the future of soil management in the face of growing populations and global warming. Written with the needs of students in mind, each chapter provides a broad overview of a problem, analyses approaches to its solution and concludes with references and suggestions for further reading. Soil Management will be of great value to environmental science and geography undergraduates taking soil management courses in their second or third year.

Turfgrass Soil Fertility & Chemical Problems

Assessment and Management

Author: Robert N. Carrow,D. V. Waddington,P. E. Rieke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781575041537

Category: Architecture

Page: 400

View: 6372

Turfgrass Soil Fertility and Chemical Problems is the best single-source, practical management tool that will help you overcome every fertility management challenge you face! Turfgrass Soil Fertility and Chemical problems will: * Help you pinpoint the effectiveness of fertilizer programs to ensure turfgrass quality, water quality, and environmental integrity * Help you understand a multitude of turfgrass species and cultivars and their complex nutrient responses or requirements * Explains site-specific fertilization, covering issues such as establishment on poor quality soils and the use of low-quality irrigation water * Show you how fertilization is important for environmental, traffic, and stress tolerance, as well as recovery * Show you how to apply the interpretation of soil, tissue, and water-quality test information in the development of fertilization regimes

Soil and Water Chemistry

An Integrative Approach, Second Edition

Author: Michael E. Essington

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466573236

Category: Science

Page: 656

View: 9513

The second edition of a bestseller, Soil and Water Chemistry: An Integrative Approach maintains the balanced perspective that made the first edition a hugely popular textbook. The second edition includes new figures and tables, new chapters, and expanded exercises in each chapter. It covers topics including soil chemical environment, soil minerals, soil organic matter, cation exchange, oxidation-reduction, mineral weathering and solubility, surface chemistry and adsorption reactions, acidity and salinity in soil materials, and chemical thermodynamics applied to soil systems. See What’s New in the Second Edition: Extensive section that details the sources, speciation, and the general behavior of elements in soils Expanded section on crystal structure, updated phyllosillcates classifications scheme, inclusion of sepiolite-palygorskite group, and expanded x-ray diffraction section Discussion of surface runoff losses of phosphorus from soil and description of the inductivity coupled argon plasma-mass spectroscopy (ICP-MS) analytical technique for determining elemental concentrations in soil solution Coverage of the influence of redox processes on the soil chemistry of nonelectroactive elements Description of the electrokinetic phenomenon and investigation of the influence of temperature on adsorption Expanded discussion on the application of chemical thermodynamics to soil systems A solutions manual is available upon qualifying course adoption. Still one of the only texts on this subject, this book provides a comprehensive, modern, and balanced coverage of the chemical and mineralogical characteristics of soils and their chemical processes. It contains more information and topic coverage than required for an average, single-semester course. This extensive coverage is by design, giving you the latitude to pick your own essential topics while providing additional information or a more advanced treatment when needed. Figures and tables make the information accessible and each problem has been tested and is relevant and doable, but asks more of students than to simply generate a number. This format allows students to understand the concepts and recognize that their computations have physical meaning.

Fertilizers: Science and Technology

Author: Eugene Perry

Publisher: Callisto Reference

ISBN: 9781632399076

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 246

View: 3430

Fertilizers are materials that are applied to the soil for the necessary growth of plants. They can either be natural or synthetic in nature. They are mainly used for the enhancement of soil fertility and are classified into single nutrient fertilizers, multinutrient fertilizers and micronutrients. Most of the topics introduced in this book cover new techniques and the applications of fertilizers. It includes contributions of experts and scientists which will provide innovative insights into this field. Students, researchers, experts and all associated with soil science and botany will benefit alike from this book.

The Chemistry of Soils

Author: Garrison Sposito

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190630884

Category: Soil chemistry

Page: 272

View: 9240

The second edition of The Chemistry of Soils, published in 2008, has been used as a main text in soil-science courses across the world, and the book is widely cited as a reference for researchers in geoscience, agriculture, and ecology. The book introduces soil into its context within geoscience and chemistry, addresses the effects of global climate change on soil, and provides insight into the chemical behavior of pollutants in soils. Since 2008, the field of soil science has developed in three key ways that Sposito addresses in this third edition. For one, research related to the Critical Zone (the material extending downward from vegetation canopy to groundwater) has undergone widespread reorganization as it becomes better understood as a key resource to human life. Secondly, scientists have greatly increased their understanding of how organic matter in soil functions in chemical reactions. Finally, the study of microorganisms as they relate to soil science has significantly expanded. The new edition is still be comprised of twelve chapters, introducing students to the principal components of soil, discussing a wide range of chemical reactions, and surveying important human applications. The chapters also contain completely revised annotated reading lists and problem sets.

Fundamentals of soil science

Author: H. D. Foth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 435

View: 401

A revised, comprehensive, introductory text covering soil science. Designed for undergraduates majoring in agriculture. Provides a balance between principles and practice, integrating all environmental topics. Covers temperate versus tropical and humid versus arid regions. Includes many photos of Asian and Canadian soils and agronomic practice. Examines tropical and northern soils, acidity in soils, and soil formation.

Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants

Author: Horst Marschner

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780124735439

Category: Science

Page: 889

View: 8422

An understanding of the mineral nutrition of plants is of fundamental importance in both basic and applied plant sciences. The Second Edition of this book retains the aim of the first in presenting the principles of mineral nutrition in the light of current advances. This volume retains the structure of the first edition, being divided into two parts: Nutritional Physiology and Soil-Plant Relationships. In Part I, more emphasis has been placed on root-shoot interactions, stress physiology, water relations, and functions of micronutrients. In view of the worldwide increasing interest in plant-soil interactions, Part II has been considerably altered and extended, particularly on the effects of external and interal factors on root growth and chapter 15 on the root-soil interface. The second edition will be invaluable to both advanced students and researchers. Key Features * Second Edition of this established text * Structure of the book remains the same * 50% of the reference and 50% of the figures and tables have been replaced * Whole of the text has been revised * Coverage of plant (soil interactions has been increased considerably)

Agroforestry for soil management

Author: Anthony Young

Publisher: CABI


Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 801

Agroforestry refers to land use systems in which trees or shrubs are grown in association with agricultural crops, or pastures and livestock. From its inception, it has contained a strong element of soil management. Well-designed and managed agroforestry systems have the potential to control run-off and erosion, maintain soil organic matter and physical properties, and promote nutrient cycling. By these means, agroforestry can make a major contribution to sustainable land use. The previous edition of this book, entitled Agroforestry for Soil Conservation(1989), was based on indirect evidence from agriculture, forestry and soil science. The present work provides a new synthesis, drawing on over 700 published sources dating largely from the 1990s. These include both results of field trials of agronomy systems, and research into the plant-soil processes which take place within them. Soil conservation in its narrower sense, the control of erosion, is treated alongside other equally important aspects of soil management, such as nutrient cycling. The new edition summarizes the present state of knowledge and indicates needs for research. It is essential reading for all concerned with agroforestry, whether as students, research scientists, or for practical purposes of development. It is also of interest to soil scientists, agronomists and foresters.

Nutrient Deficiencies & Toxicities in Crop Plants

Author: William F. Bennett

Publisher: Amer Phytopathological Society


Category: Science

Page: 202

View: 3388

Grain crops. Sugar and oilseed crops. Vegetable crops. Fruit crops. Turfgrass.

Weed Science

Principles and Applications

Author: Wood Powell Anderson

Publisher: Waveland PressInc

ISBN: 9781577665250

Category: Science

Page: 388

View: 8855

Plant Nutrition and Soil Fertility Manual, Second Edition

Author: J. Benton Jones, Jr.

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439816107

Category: Science

Page: 230

View: 6577

Like all living things, plants require nutrient elements to grow. The Plant Nutrition Manual describes the principles that determine how plants grow and discusses all the essential elements necessary for successful crop production. The nutritional needs of plants that add color and variety to our visual senses are addressed as well. Altogether, nutritional requirements are given for 143 plants grouped in seven categories from food crop plants to ornamentals. The text begins with an introduction to the basic principles of plant nutrition. Chapters 2 and 3 describe the roles of the major elements and micronutrients. The last two chapters describe techniques for determining the nutrient element status of growing plants through plant analysis and tissue tests. The Plant Nutrition Manual is loaded with information on what plants need for normal vigorous growth and development-free of nutritional stress.

Plant Pathology

Author: George N. Agrios

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0323139698

Category: Science

Page: 845

View: 614

Plant Pathology, Third Edition, provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts of plant pathology, incorporating important new developments in the field. The present volume also follows closely the organization and format of the Second Edition. It includes two new chapters, ""Plant Disease Epidemiology"" and ""Applications of Biotechnology in Plant Pathology."" Extensively updated new information has been added about the history of plant pathology, the stages in the development of disease, the chemical weapons of attack by pathogens, and the genetics of plant disease. The book is organized into three parts. Part I discusses basic concepts such as classification of plant diseases; parasitism and disease development; how pathogens attack plants; effects of pathogens on plant physiology; plant defenses against pathogens; and genetics, epidemiology, and control of plant diseases. Part II on specific plant diseases covers diseases caused by fungi, prokaryotes, parasitic higher plants, viruses, nematodes, and flagellate protozoa. Part III deals with applications of biotechnology in plant pathology.

Mineral Nutrition of Plants

Principles and Perspectives

Author: Emanuel Epstein,Arnold Jeffrey Bloom

Publisher: Sinauer Associates Incorporated

ISBN: 9780878931729

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 581

Introduction and history; The media of plant nutrition; Inorganic components of plants; Nutrient absorption by plants; Upward movement of water and nutrients; Downward movement of food and nutrients; Nitrogen and sulfur: a tale of two nutrients; Mineral metabolism; Nutrition and growth; Physiological genetics and molecular biology; Ecology and environmental stress; Big picture: past, present, future.

Modern Livestock & Poultry Production

Author: Frank Flanders,James R. Gillespie

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305483154

Category: Science

Page: 1152

View: 9439

Designed for career and technical high school students who require competency in all phases and types of livestock production, the Ninth Edition of MODERN LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY PRODUCTION has been revised to include the most up-to-date, comprehensive information in the field. With coverage of basic animal science and livestock industry information as well as current issues in animal agriculture, this engaging text covers everything students need to know about livestock and poultry animals for classroom study and beyond. Through updated visual aids, real-world applications, and comprehensive study tools, the Ninth Edition provides students with a solid understand of the anatomy, physiology, nutrition, feeding, and reproduction of multiple livestock and poultry breeds. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

How to grow more vegetables than you ever thought possible on less land than you can imagine

a primer on the life-giving biodynamic/French intensive method of organic horticulture

Author: John Jeavons

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780898150742

Category: Gardening

Page: 159

View: 6116

A classic in the field of sustainable gardening, HOW TO GROW MORE VEGETABLES shows how to produce a beautiful organic garden with minimal watering and care, whether it's just a few tomatoes in a tiny backyard or enough food to feed a family of four on less than half an acre. Updated with the latest biointensive tips and techniques, this is an essential reference for gardeners of all skill levels seeking to grow some or all of their own food. From the Trade Paperback edition.