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
Section I: Basic Concepts 1. Soil Quality and Food Security: The Global Perspective 2. Determinants of Soil Quality and Health Section II: Types of Soil Quality 3. Erosion and Soil Chemical Properties 4. Impact of Soil Organisms and Organic Matter on Soil Structure: # 5. Erosion Impact on Soil Quality and Properties and Model Estimates of Leaching Potential Section III: Soil Quality Management 6. Effects of Long-Term Cropping on Organic Matter Content of Soils: Implications for Soil Quality 7. Use of Winter Cover Crops to Conserve Soil and Water Quality in the San Luis Valley of South Central Colorado 8. Soil Quality: Post Conservation Reserve Program Changes with Tillage and Cropping 9. Soil Quality and Environmental Impacts of Dryland Residue Management Systems 10. ℞ for Soil Quality = Long-Term No-Till 11. Whole-Soil Knowledge and Management: A Foundation of Soil Quality 12. The Effects of Forest Management on Erosion and Soil Productivity 13. Rangeland Soil Erosion and Soil Quality: Role of Soil Resistance, Resilience, and Disturbance Regime Section IV: Soil Erosion and Productivity 14. Relation Between Soil Quality and Erosion 15. Erosion Impacts on Crop Yield for Selected Soils of the North Central United States 16. Erosion Impact on Soil Quality in the Tropics Section V: Conclusions 17. Applying Soil Quality Concepts for Combating Soil Erosion
Ratta, Raj; Lal, R.