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Advances in Soil and Water Conservation

1st Edition

By Francis J. Pierce

CRC Press

300 pages

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Hardback: 9781575040837
pub: 1998-02-01
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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.

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    "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

    Table of Contents

    Introdcution, W.E. Larson

    Understanding and Controlling of Soil Erosion by Rainfall, J.M. Laflen

    Mechanics, Modeling, and Controlling Soil Erosion by Wind, D.W. Fryrear and J.D. Bilbro

    Conservation Tillage for Erosion Control and Soil Quality, R.L. Blevins, R. Lal, J.W. Doran, G.W. Langdale, and W.W. Frye

    Soil Management Research for Water Conservation and Quality, P.W. Uger, A.N. Sharpley, J.L. Steiner, R.I. Papendick, and W.M. Edwards

    Agricultural Technology and Adoption of Conservation Practices, R.R. Allmaras, D.E. Wilkins, O.C. Burnside, and D.J. Mulla

    The Human Dimension of Soil and Water Conservation: A Historical and Methodological Perspective, P. Nowak and P.F. Korsching

    The Connection between Soil Conservation and Sustainable Agriculture, D. Keeney and R. Cruse

    Policy and Government Programs in Soil and Water Conservation, W.E. Larson, M.J. Mausbach, B.L. Schmidt, and P. Crosson

    Soil and Water Conservation: Soil Science in the Next Half Century, T.C. Daniel, W.D. Kemper, and J.L. Lemunyon

    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General