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The Resource Principles of sustainable soil management in agroecosystems, edited by Rattan Lal and B. A. Stewart

Principles of sustainable soil management in agroecosystems, edited by Rattan Lal and B. A. Stewart

Label
Principles of sustainable soil management in agroecosystems
Title
Principles of sustainable soil management in agroecosystems
Statement of responsibility
edited by Rattan Lal and B. A. Stewart
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
With the use of high-level soil management technology, Africa could feed several billion people, yet food production has generally stagnated since the 1960s. No matter how powerful the seed technology, the seedling emerging from it can flourish only in a healthy soil. Accordingly, crop yields in Africa, South Asia, and the Caribbean could be doubled or tripled through adoption of technologies based on laws of sustainable soil management. Principles of Sustainable Soil Management in Agroecosystems describes the application of these laws to enhance ecosystem services while restoring degraded soils and promoting sustainable use. With chapters contributed by world-class soil scientists, ecologists, and social scientists, this book outlines critical changes in management of agricultural soils necessary to achieve food security and meet the food demands of the present and projected future population. These changes include conversion to no-till and conservation agriculture; adoption of strategies of integrated nutrient management, water harvesting, and use of drip sub-irrigation; complex cropping/farming systems such as cover cropping and agroforestry; and use of nano-enhanced fertilizers. The book is based on the premise that it is not possible to extract more from a soil than what is put into it without degrading its quality. The strategy is to replace what is removed, respond wisely to what is changed, and be pro-active to what may happen because of natural and anthropogenic perturbations. The chapters, which exemplify these ideas, cover a range of topics including organic farming, soil fertility, crop-symbiotic soil microbiota, human-driven soil degradation, soil degradation and restoration, carbon sink capacity of soils, soil renewal and sustainability, and the marginality principle
Member of
Cataloging source
DNAL/DLC
Dewey number
631.4/5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
S623
LC item number
.P75 2013
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
S623
NAL item number
.P73 2013
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1932-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lal, R
  • Stewart, B. A.
Series statement
Advances in soil science
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soil conservation
  • Soil management
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Soil conservation
  • Soil management
  • Sustainable agriculture
Label
Principles of sustainable soil management in agroecosystems, edited by Rattan Lal and B. A. Stewart
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Principles of soil management / Rattan Lal -- Marginality principle / Jerry L. Hatfield and Lois Wright Morton -- Principles of soil management in neotropical savannas: The Brazilian Cerrado / Yuri L. Zinn and Rattan Lal -- Facts and myths of feeding the world with organic farming methods / Bobby A. Stewart, Xiaobo Hou, and Sanjeev Reddy Yalla -- Building upon traditional knowledge to enhance resilience of soils in sub-Saharan Africa / M. Tenywa, J. Y. K. Zake, and Rattan Lal -- Soil fertility as a contingent rather than inherent characteristic: considering the contributions of crop-symbiotic soil microbiota / Norman Uphoff ... [et al.] -- Human dimensions that drive soil degradation / Tomas M. Koontz ... [et al.] -- Managing soil organic carbon concentration by cropping systems and fertilizers in the north China plain / Jin Qing, Xiangbin Kong, and Rattan Lal -- Global extent of land degradation and its human dimension / Ephraim Nkonya ... [et al.] -- Cost-benefit analysis of soil degradation and restoration / Fred J. Hitzhusen and Sarah E. Kiger -- Spiritual aspects of sustainable soil management / B.C. Ball -- Theological and religious approaches to soil stewardship / Gregory E. Hitzhusen, Gary W. Fick, and Richard H. Moore -- Traditional knowledge for sustainable management of soils / B. Venkateswarlu, Ch. Srinivasarao, and J. Venkateswarlu -- Sustainable soil management is more than what and how crops are grown / Amir Kassam ... [et al.] -- Mining of nutrients in African soils due to agricultural intensification / Eric T. Craswell and Paul L. G. Vlek -- Carbon sink capacity and agronomic productivity of soils of semiarid regions of India / Ch. Srinivasarao ... [et al.] -- Soil renewal and sustainability / Richard M. Cruse ... [et al.] -- Organic carbon sequestration potential and the co-benefits in China's cropland / Genxing Pan ... [et al.] -- Soil management for sustaining ecosystem services / Rattan Lal and Bobby A. Stewart
Control code
768171461
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 552 pages
Isbn
9781466513464
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013014243
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)768171461
Label
Principles of sustainable soil management in agroecosystems, edited by Rattan Lal and B. A. Stewart
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Principles of soil management / Rattan Lal -- Marginality principle / Jerry L. Hatfield and Lois Wright Morton -- Principles of soil management in neotropical savannas: The Brazilian Cerrado / Yuri L. Zinn and Rattan Lal -- Facts and myths of feeding the world with organic farming methods / Bobby A. Stewart, Xiaobo Hou, and Sanjeev Reddy Yalla -- Building upon traditional knowledge to enhance resilience of soils in sub-Saharan Africa / M. Tenywa, J. Y. K. Zake, and Rattan Lal -- Soil fertility as a contingent rather than inherent characteristic: considering the contributions of crop-symbiotic soil microbiota / Norman Uphoff ... [et al.] -- Human dimensions that drive soil degradation / Tomas M. Koontz ... [et al.] -- Managing soil organic carbon concentration by cropping systems and fertilizers in the north China plain / Jin Qing, Xiangbin Kong, and Rattan Lal -- Global extent of land degradation and its human dimension / Ephraim Nkonya ... [et al.] -- Cost-benefit analysis of soil degradation and restoration / Fred J. Hitzhusen and Sarah E. Kiger -- Spiritual aspects of sustainable soil management / B.C. Ball -- Theological and religious approaches to soil stewardship / Gregory E. Hitzhusen, Gary W. Fick, and Richard H. Moore -- Traditional knowledge for sustainable management of soils / B. Venkateswarlu, Ch. Srinivasarao, and J. Venkateswarlu -- Sustainable soil management is more than what and how crops are grown / Amir Kassam ... [et al.] -- Mining of nutrients in African soils due to agricultural intensification / Eric T. Craswell and Paul L. G. Vlek -- Carbon sink capacity and agronomic productivity of soils of semiarid regions of India / Ch. Srinivasarao ... [et al.] -- Soil renewal and sustainability / Richard M. Cruse ... [et al.] -- Organic carbon sequestration potential and the co-benefits in China's cropland / Genxing Pan ... [et al.] -- Soil management for sustaining ecosystem services / Rattan Lal and Bobby A. Stewart
Control code
768171461
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 552 pages
Isbn
9781466513464
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013014243
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)768171461

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