1st Edition

Advances in Soil and Water Conservation

ISBN 9780367447908
Published September 30, 2020 by Routledge
254 Pages

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Book Description

Advances in Soil and Water Conservation provides an in-depth, scholarly treatment of the most important developments and influences shaping soil and water conservation in the last 50 years. The book addresses the technological developments of erosion processes, methods for their control, policy and social forces shaping the research agenda, and future directions.
Topics covered include:

  • key governmental agencies and programs
  • research on processes of soil and water degradation
  • control practices and soil quality enhancement
  • conservation tillage
  • the connection between soil and water conservation and sustainable agriculture
  • effects of technology and social influences on soil and water conservation in this country
    The historical foundation, the focus on key developments, the depth of treatment and thorough documentation, and the orientation to the future make Advances in Soil and Water Conservation a superlative resource for all persons in the field.
  • Table of Contents

    Understanding and Controlling of Soil Erosion by Rainfall, Mechanics, Modeling, and Controlling Soil Erosion by Wind, Conservation Tillage for Erosion Control and Soil Quality, Soil Management Research for Water Conservation and Quality, Agricultural Technology and Adoption of Conservation Practices, R.R. Allmaras, D.E. Wilkins, O.C. Burnside. The Human Dimension of Soil and Water Conservation: A Historical and Methodological Perspective. The Connection between Soil Conservation and Sustainable Agriculture. Policy and Government Programs in Soil and Water Conservation, W.E. Larson, M.J. Mausbach, B.L. Schmidt, and Soil and Water Conservation: Soil Science in the Next Half Century.

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    Pierce, Francis J.


    "For the first time, the soil and water science and its adoption, sociology, and politics for soil and water conservation are integrated into one treatise."
    - Dr. W.E. Larson, Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota