Farm Land Erosion Book

Farm Land Erosion

  • Author : S. Wicherek
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2012-12-02
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 604
  • ISBN 10 : 9780444597939

Farm Land Erosion Excerpt :

During the last twenty years, mutations within agricultural systems in France and Europe have brought on a spectacular worsening of soil erosion and degradation. This volume, contributed to by scientists from 25 countries, discusses how this risk can be evaluated, and which solutions should be adopted without radically disturbing the socio-economic orientation of major agricultural regions. It is an excellent starting point for the development of new research themes, and will be of great value to soil and environmental scientists, and to all those involved in land irrigation and drainage.

A World Without Soil Book

A World Without Soil

  • Author : Jo Handelsman
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-11-23
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300256406

A World Without Soil Excerpt :

A scientist's manifesto addressing a soil loss crisis accelerated by poor conservation practices and climate change This book by celebrated biologist Jo Handelsman lays bare the complex connections among climate change, soil erosion, food and water security, and drug discovery. Humans depend on soil for 95 percent of global food production, yet let it erode at unsustainable rates. In the United States, China, and India, vast tracts of farmland will be barren of topsoil within this century. The combination of intensifying erosion caused by climate change and the increasing food needs of a growing world population is creating a desperate need for solutions to this crisis. Writing for a nonspecialist audience, Jo Handelsman celebrates the capacities of soil and explores the soil-related challenges of the near future. She begins by telling soil's origin story, explains how it erodes and the subsequent repercussions worldwide, and offers solutions. She considers lessons learned from indigenous people who have sustainably farmed the same land for thousands of years, practices developed for large-scale agriculture, and proposals using technology and policy initiatives.

Soil erosion  the greatest challenge for sustainable soil management Book

Soil erosion the greatest challenge for sustainable soil management

  • Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Release Date : 2019-05-16
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN 10 : 9789251314265

Soil erosion the greatest challenge for sustainable soil management Excerpt :

Despite almost a century of research and extension efforts, soil erosion by water, wind and tillage continues to be the greatest threat to soil health and soil ecosystem services in many regions of the world. Our understanding of the physical processes of erosion and the controls on those processes has been firmly established. Nevertheless, some elements remain controversial. It is often these controversial questions that hamper efforts to implement sound erosion control measures in many areas of the world. This book, released in the framework of the Global Symposium on Soil Erosion (15-17 May 2019) reviews the state-of-the-art information related to all topics related to soil erosion.

Soil Conservation Book

Soil Conservation

  • Author : National Research Council (Waszyngton). Board on Agriculture. Committee on Conservation Needs and Opportunities
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre: Soil conservation
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:475514168

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Soil Erosion a National Menace Book

Soil Erosion a National Menace

  • Author : Hugh Hammond Bennett
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1928
  • Genre: Soil erosion
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112019270492

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Wind erosion Control Book

Wind erosion Control

  • Author : J. H. Stallings
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1953
  • Genre: Soil conservation
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN 10 : SRLF:D0005217096

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Soil and Water Quality Book

Soil and Water Quality

  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 1993-02-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 542
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309049337

Soil and Water Quality Excerpt :

How can the United States meet demands for agricultural production while solving the broader range of environmental problems attributed to farming practices? National policymakers who try to answer this question confront difficult trade-offs. This book offers four specific strategies that can serve as the basis for a national policy to protect soil and water quality while maintaining U.S. agricultural productivity and competitiveness. Timely and comprehensive, the volume has important implications for the Clean Air Act and the 1995 farm bill. Advocating a systems approach, the committee recommends specific farm practices and new approaches to prevention of soil degradation and water pollution for environmental agencies. The volume details methods of evaluating soil management systems and offers a wealth of information on improved management of nitrogen, phosphorus, manure, pesticides, sediments, salt, and trace elements. Landscape analysis of nonpoint source pollution is also detailed. Drawing together research findings, survey results, and case examples, the volume will be of interest to federal, state, and local policymakers; state and local environmental and agricultural officials and other environmental and agricultural specialists; scientists involved in soil and water issues; researchers; and agricultural producers.

Land Use and Soil Resources Book

Land Use and Soil Resources

  • Author : Ademola K. Braimoh
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2008-02-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 9781402067785

Land Use and Soil Resources Excerpt :

Poor land management has degraded vast amounts of land, reduced our ability to produce enough food, and is a major threat to rural livelihoods in many developing countries. This book provides a thorough analysis of the multifaceted impacts of land use on soils. Abundantly illustrated with full-color images, it brings together renowned academics and policy experts to analyze the patterns, driving factors and proximate causes, and the socioeconomic impacts of soil degradation.

Conserving Farm Lands Book

Conserving Farm Lands

  • Author : Tom Dale
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1940
  • Genre: Agricultural conservation
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN 10 : WISC:89038585683

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Do USDA farm program participants contribute to soil erosion  Book

Do USDA farm program participants contribute to soil erosion

  • Author : K. H. Reichelderfer
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Genre: Soil conservation
  • Pages : 74
  • ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112027505152

Do USDA farm program participants contribute to soil erosion Excerpt :

Extract: Only about one-third of U.S. cropland with excessive soil erosion rates is operated by farmers who might be influenced to reduce erosion if changes were made in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's commodity and soil conservation programs. The present commodity programs may conflict with conservation programs by encouraging the cultivation of erosive crops. Efforts to increase the consistency of USDA commodity and conservation programs would contribute little to overcoming the Nation's total erosion problems. Such efforts, however, should balance conservation objectives with objectives for farm income, commodity prices, production, and export.

Growing a Revolution  Bringing Our Soil Back to Life Book
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Growing a Revolution Bringing Our Soil Back to Life

  • Author : David R. Montgomery
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2017-05-09
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393608335

Growing a Revolution Bringing Our Soil Back to Life Excerpt :

Finalist for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award “A call to action that underscores a common goal: to change the world from the ground up.”—Dan Barber, author of The Third Plate For centuries, agricultural practices have eroded the soil that farming depends on, stripping it of the organic matter vital to its productivity. Now conventional agriculture is threatening disaster for the world’s growing population. In Growing a Revolution, geologist David R. Montgomery travels the world, meeting farmers at the forefront of an agricultural movement to restore soil health. From Kansas to Ghana, he sees why adopting the three tenets of conservation agriculture—ditching the plow, planting cover crops, and growing a diversity of crops—is the solution. When farmers restore fertility to the land, this helps feed the world, cool the planet, reduce pollution, and return profitability to family farms.

Soil Erosion and Conservation Book
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Soil Erosion and Conservation

  • Author : R. P. C. Morgan
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2009-02-05
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781405144674

Soil Erosion and Conservation Excerpt :

Soil Erosion and Conservation provides a comprehensive treatment of the processes of soil erosion, the methods that can be used for their control, and the issues involved in designing and implementing soil conservation programmes. Features of the third edition of this internationally recognised textbook include: New material on gully erosion, tillage practices, erosion risk assessment, use of erosion models, incentives for farmers and land users, and community approaches to erosion control Updated sections on the mechanics of wind erosion, soil erodibility, use of vegetation in erosion control, traditional soil conservation measures, socio-economic issues and the role of government Describes the methods used to assess the risk of erosion and predict rates of soil loss Outlines the social, economic, political and institutional constraints on implementing soil protection measures Covers erosion and its control for agriculture, grazing, forestry, mining land, road banks, pipeline corridors and recreation Provides worldwide coverage of the success and failure of erosion control using material from Europe, Africa, Australia, America and Asia An Instructor manual CD-ROM for this title is available. Please contact our Higher Education team at for more information.

Soil Defense of Range and Farm Lands in the Southwest Book

Soil Defense of Range and Farm Lands in the Southwest

  • Author : E. M. Rowalt
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1939
  • Genre: Land use, Rural
  • Pages : 51
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X030354057

Soil Defense of Range and Farm Lands in the Southwest Excerpt :

The Southwest, as considered in this publication, is a geographical region including all of Arizona and New Mexico. Some discussion of erosion conditions and corrective practices in use in Utah and western Colorado are also included. The whole area is a region of range lands and irrigated farming lands designated, for administrative purposes, Region 8 of the Soil Conservation Service.