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Soil Nature Fertility Conservation and Mangement

Soil Nature Fertility Conservation and Mangement

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An introductory text on Soil Science (for undergraduates and everyone interested in the science of the soil – as the medium for plant growth) with special consideration of ‘Tropical Soil Fertility Conservation and Management Under Continuous Cropping’.
An introductory text on Soil Science (for undergraduates and everyone interested in the science of the soil – as the medium for plant growth) with special consideration of ‘Tropical Soil Fertility Conservation and Management Under Continuous Cropping’.

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Published by: Judy Flores on Jul 27, 2009
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Soils: Nature, FertilityConservation andManagement
Ezekiel A. Akinrinde
Agronomy Department, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
AMS Publishing, Inc. 2004Tel: +00921 231 13333, Fax: +00921 231 13334Vienna, P. O. Box 1123, Austria
 
 ii Copyright © 2004 Lulu, Inc.All rights reserved.First published in July 2004Second impression, May 2006 No part of this publication may be produced or transmitted in any form by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing.Address requests for permission to reproduce materials from the book or for further information to:Akinrinde E.A., Agronomy Department, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, NigeriaComments and observations can also be directed to the editors
:
Prof. Victor Chude
,
 National Programme for Food Security, PCU Headquarters, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Water  Resources,Near VIO Office MABUSHI District, Abuja, Nigeria.
&
Prof. M. A. Amakiri
 Department of Forestry and Environment, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
AMS Publishing, Inc., 2004
 
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter / Contents Pages
Preface ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ivIntroduction --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------11.
 
Rocks and their Weathering------------------------------------------------------------------------------3Types of rock and their minerals --------------------------------------------------------------3Rock weathering ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------82.
 
Soil Composition and Formation - ---------------------------------------------------------------------11Soil Components -------------------------------------------------------------------------------11Factors influencing soil formation ----------------------------------------------------------- 193.
 
Soil Profile and Properties------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------21Soil Profile Study -------------------------------------------------------------------------------21Soil Properties -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------274.
 
Soil Fertility Conservation and Management----------------------------------------------------------39Introduction -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------39Chemical dynamics of mineral soils ---------------------------------------------------------44Measures of soil chemical dynamics ---------------------------------------------------------51General principles of soil management ------------------------------------------------------55Soil erosion, desertation problems and Control -------------------------------------------- 605.
 
Soil Biology and Fertility---------------------------------------------------------------------------------67Soil Biology ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 67Soil Fertility ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 72Fertilizers --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 776.
 
Soil-Water-Plant Relations-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 83Water use by crop plants ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 83Irrigation and Management of Irrigated Soils ------------------------------------------------87Principles of land Drainage --------------------------------------------------------------------- 93References ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 97Appendix ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 101Subject Index ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------113

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