The Resource Soil biological fertility : a key to sustainable land use in agriculture, edited by Lynette K. Abbott and Daniel V. Murphy

Soil biological fertility : a key to sustainable land use in agriculture, edited by Lynette K. Abbott and Daniel V. Murphy

Label
Soil biological fertility : a key to sustainable land use in agriculture
Title
Soil biological fertility
Title remainder
a key to sustainable land use in agriculture
Statement of responsibility
edited by Lynette K. Abbott and Daniel V. Murphy
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"It is becoming more relevant to explore soil biological processes in terms of their contribution to soil fertility. For instance, some agricultural chemicals may either overshadow or enhance biological contributions to soil fertility. The challenge is to select land management practices that improve the capacity of biological processes to contribute to soil physical and chemical fertility while increasing the sustainability of farming systems for particular soils and climates. This book presents a comprehensive scientific overview of the components and processes that underpin the biological characteristics of soil fertility. It demonstrates the interdependence of soil biological fertility with physical and chemical characteristics of soil. The book highlights the enormous diversity of life in soil and the resulting effects that management of land can have on the contribution of this diverse community to soil fertility in an agricultural context. It includes case studies of sustainable farming systems in relation to soil biological fertility and gives a global perspective on sustainability of soil management in relation to international agreements and environmental issues."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
VS:CL
Dewey number
631.422
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Soil biological fertility : a key to sustainable land use in agriculture, edited by Lynette K. Abbott and Daniel V. Murphy
Publication
Note
Originally published: Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
1. What is soil biological fertility? / L.K. Abott, D.V. Murphy -- 2. Impact of fauna on chemical transformations in soil / G.H.R. Osler -- 3. Impact of microorganisms on chemical transformations in soil / D.V. Murphy ... [et al.] -- 4. Role of fauna in soil physical processes / P.C.J. van Vliet, P.F Hendrix -- 5. Contributions of rhizospherre interactions to soil biological fertility / P. Marschner, Z. Rengel -- 6. Contributions of rhizobia to soil nitrogen fertility / A. McInnes, K. Haq -- 7. Contributions of arbuscular mycorrhizas to soil biological fertility / D.D. Douds, N.C. Johnson -- 8. Relevance of plant root pathogens to soil biological fertility / V.V.S.R. Gupta, K. Sivasithamparam -- 9. Relevance of interactions amongst soil microogranisms to soil biological fertility / W.M. Williamson, D.A. Wardle -- 10. Managing the soil habitat for enhanced biological fertility / M.J. Clapperton, K.Y. Chan, F.J. Larney -- 11. Sustainable farming systems and their impact on soil lbiological fertility - some case studies / E.A. Stockdale, W.R. Cookson -- 12. Sustainability of soil management practices - a global perspective / P. Smith, D.S. Powlson
Control code
000043116185
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 264 p.
Isbn
9781402066184
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.b24850068
System control number
  • (OCoLC)181928422
  • springerebk140206618X

Library Locations

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