1st Edition

Soil and Water Conservation Handbook Policies, Practices, Conditions, and Terms

By Paul W. Unger Copyright 2006
    262 Pages
    by CRC Press

    266 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Save time and effort with this practical guide to all aspects of water and soil conservation

    Soil and Water Conservation Handbook is a concise, compact encyclopedia of the policies, practices, conditions, and terms related to soil and/or water conservation. This handy A-to-Z guide contains descriptions of more than 700 entries, presented in a practical, non-technical format that’s suitable for beginners as well as experts. It’s a ready reference source of information for researchers, extension agents, policymakers, academics, and anyone else concerned about soil and water conservation.

    Internationally acclaimed soil scientist Dr. Paul Unger has called on his 35 years experience researching the effects of tillage, crop residues, and soil management as well as his observations in more than 40 countries to assemble a resource on soil and water conservation that's concise but comprehensive. Sources for the book’s main and secondary entries—many of which are cross-referenced—include technical journals, bulletins, reports, farm magazines, commercial leaflets, books, and Internet resources. Soil and Water Conservation Handbook also includes a detailed table of contents and an index, allowing quick and easy access to any entry.

    Soil and Water Conservation Handbook includes entries that cover:

    • climate characteristics
    • cropping systems and sequences
    • erosion types
    • human factors
    • management issues
    • planting and seeding methods
    • crop residue types and management practices
    • soil and land conditions
    • tillage methods
    • water control practices
    • and much more
    Soil and Water Conservation Handbook is an invaluable reference for researchers, agricultural extension agents, Natural Resource Conservation Service personnel, educators and students, land managers, and farmers.

    • Foreword (B. A. Stewart)
    • Preface
    • Introduction
    • Alphabetical List of Entries
    • Agriculture
    • Animals
    • Barriers
    • Best Management Practices
    • Brush
    • Chemicals, Agricultural (Restrictions on Use)
    • Climate
    • Competition
    • Conservation
    • Construction Activities Other Than Agricultural
    • Contour
    • Crop
    • Cropping System/Sequence
    • Crops
    • Desertification
    • Desert Torrent
    • Direct Seeding
    • Drill/Planter Type
    • Dryland Farming
    • Earthworms
    • Environment
    • Eroded Sites/Conditions
    • Erodibility
    • Erosion
    • Erosion Prediction
    • Erosivity
    • Evaporation
    • Evapotranspiration
    • Exploitation of Natural Resources
    • Farm Size (Farmer Resources)
    • Fences
    • Field Length and Width
    • Financial Aspects
    • Forest
    • Freeze-Thaw Cycle
    • Genetic Engineering
    • Genetics (Improved Crops)
    • Governmental Factors
    • Grass Cover in Planted Crops
    • Human Factors
    • Infiltrability
    • Infiltration
    • Information
    • Infrastructure
    • Irrigation
    • Land
    • Latitude
    • Management
    • Mass Movement
    • Mining
    • Mulch/Mulching
    • Natural Disaster
    • Natural Vegetation/Native Condition
    • Percolation
    • Perennial Grasses and Other Vegetation
    • Pests
    • Phreatophyte
    • Plant
    • Planter/Seeder Type
    • Planting/Seeding
    • Production Level
    • Rangelands/Grasslands/Pastures
    • Residues
    • Runoff
    • Season
    • Sedimentation
    • Sediment-Retention Basin
    • Soil
    • Soils
    • Straw Spreader
    • Stream Erosion Control
    • Stripper Header
    • Sustainable Agriculture/Sustainability
    • Threshold Value
    • Tillage
    • Traffic Ruts
    • Transpiration
    • Underflow
    • Water Control Practices
    • Watershed
    • Water Shortage
    • Water Table Fluctuation
    • Woodland
    • Appendix: Common and Scientific Names of Plants, Animals, and Other Organisms
    • Index
    • Reference Notes Included


    Paul W. Unger