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Soil Quality and Soil Erosion

1st Edition

Edited by Raj Ratta


352 pages

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This work examines the issue of accelerated soil erosion, which has become an increasingly serious concern in the twentieth century. Aspects considered include on-site impact of erosion; application of soil science to problems of non-agricultural uses of soil, such as mineland restoration, urban uses and disposal of urban wastes; soil contamination and pollution by industrial activities; and athletic and recreational uses of soil. Soil Quality and Soil Erosion will be a useful text for soil scientists, agronomists, foresters, and environmental scientists as we enter the next century.

Table of Contents



List of Contributors

Basic Concepts

Soil Quality and Food Security: The Global Perspective, R. Lal

Determinants of Soil Quality and Health, J.W. Doran, A.J. Jones, M.A. Arshad, and J.E. Gilley

Types of Soil Quality

Erosion and Soil Chemical Properties, D. Norton, I. Shainberg, L. Cihacek, and J.H. Edwards

Impact of Soil Organisms and Organic Matter on Soil Erodibility, D.E. Stott, A.C. Kennedy, and C.A. Cambardella

Erosion Impact on Soil Quality and Properties and Model Estimates of Leaching Potential, B. Lowery, G.L. Hart, J.M. Bradford, K-J.S. Kung, and C. Huang

Soil Quality Management

Effects of Long-Term Cropping on Organic Matter Content of Soils-Implications for Soil Quality, T.E. Fenton, J.R. Brown, and M.J. Mausbach

Use of Winter Cover Crops to Conserve Soil and Water Quality in the San Luis Valley of South Central Colorado, J.A. Delago, R.T. Sparks, R.F. Follett, J.L. Sharkoff, and R.R. Riggenbach

Soil Quality: Post CRP Changes with Tillage and Cropping, M.J. Lindstrom, T.E. Schumacher, D.C. Reicosky, and D.L. Beck

Soil Quality and Environmental Impact of Dryland Residue Management Systems, O.R. Jones, L.M. Southwick, S.J. Smith, and V.L. Hauser

Rx for Soil Quality = Long-Term No-Till, B.G. Brook

Whole-Soil Knowledge and Management: A Foundation for Soil Quality, R. McCallister and P. Nowak

The Effect of Forest Management on Erosion and Soil Productivity, W.J. Elliott, D. Page-Dumroese, and P.R. Robichaud

Rangeland Soil Erosion and Soil Quality: Role of Soil Resistance, Resilience, and Disturbance Regime, J.E. Herrick, M.A. Weltz, J.D. Reeder, G.E. Schuman, and J.R. Simanton

Soil Erosion and Productivity

Relation between Soil Quality and Erosion, R. Lal, D. Mokma, and B. Lowery

Erosion Impact on Crop Yield for Selected Soils of Northcentral USA, K.R. Olson, D.L. Mokma, R. Lal, T.E. Schumacher, and M.J. Lindstrom

Erosion Impact on Soil Quality in the Tropics, R. Lal


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General