Agrochemicals and agricultural practices have a tremendous impact on environmental quality, particularly their role in water quality degradation. Soil Processes and Water Quality examines principles and practices that minimize the risks of water pollution while enhancing agricultural intensification and productivity. It focuses on how agricultural practices-such as tillage methods, use of fertilizers and manures, cropping systems, and the use of agrochemicals and pest control measures-impact soil processes and affect water quality. Extensive coverage of such topics as water contamination by runoff, leaching, macropore flow, and sediments is also included.
Rapid increases in the use of agrochemicals make Soil Processes and Water Quality an indispensable reference for soil scientists, water quality professionals, researchers, environmental chemists, agrochemicals professionals, government agency employees, academic instructors, agronomists, and students.
Table of Contents
1. Soil Processes and Water Quality 2. The Management of Soil Phosphorous Availability and its Impacts on Surface Water Quality 3. Impact of Nitrogen Fertilization of Pastures and Turfgrasses on Water Quality 4. Impacts of Soil N Management on the Quality of Surface and Subsurface Water 5. Animal and Municipal Organic Wastes and Water Quality 6. Soil and Water Contamination by Heavy Metals 7. Water Quality Effects of Tropical Deforestation and Farming System on Agricultural Watershed in Western Nigeria 8. Macropore Hydraulics: Taking a Sledgehammer to Classical Theory 9. Water Quality Models for Developing SOIL Management Practices 10. Research Priorities for Soil Processes and Water Quality in 21st Century 11. Index