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Management of Tropical Agroecosystems and the Beneficial Soil Biota

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Edited By: Vikram M Reddy

387 pages, Figs, tabs

Science Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #97676 | ISBN: 1578080452
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Addresses various agricultural and soil management practices and their effects on beneficial soil biota in tropical agroecosystems of different parts of the world.


Part 1 Soil environmental factors and processes: soil management and physico-chemical environment of tropical soils; implications of soil preparation as compared to no-tillage on the sustainability of agricultural production - experiences from South America; soil management and soil biotic processes; sustainable land management in the tropics in relation to environmental and socio-economic soil functioning. Part 2 Beneficial soil microorganisms: towards management of soil biotic processes in tropical and temperate cropping system; impact of soil management practices on soil microbial biomass and microbial activities; soil-microflora - response to soil-crop management; effects of soil management on soil micro-organisms; management of tropical agroecosystems and the beneficial soil biota; effects of different agronomic management practices on beneficial soil micro-organisms. Part 3 Beneficial soil fauna: management of tropical agroecosystems and beneficial soil nematodes; response of enchytradea (oligochaete) to soil management in agricultural systems; soil management and beneficial meso and macrofauna with particular reference to semi-arid tropical alfisol; effect of soil management practices and beneficial soil fauna in semi-arid north-eastern Australia; soil management and beneficial soil biota in the humid tropics; assessing agricultural impact using ant morphospecies as bioindicators in the Amazonian savanna forest ecotone (Puerto Ayacucho), Amazon State, Venezuela).

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