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Managing Organic Matter in Tropical Soils: Scope and Limitations


Series: Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences Volume: 93

Edited By: C Martius, H Tiessen and PLG Vlek

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 2002 | #126542 | ISBN: 1402004559
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Proceedings of a workshop organized by the Center for Development Research at the University of Bonn (ZEF Bonn), Germany, June 1999.


1. The management of organic matter in tropical soils: What are the priorities?; C. Martius, et al. 2. The role and function of organic matter in tropical soils; E.T. Craswell, R.D.B. Lefroy. 3. Soil organic carbon sequestration in tropical areas. General considerations and analysis of some edaphic determinants for Lesser Antilles soils; C. Feller, et al. 4. (Tropical) soil organic matter modelling: problems and prospects; H. van Keulen. 5. The role of soil microorganisms in soil organic matter conservation in the tropics; D.S. Powlson, et al. 6. SOM management in the tropics: Why feeding the soil macrofauna?; P. Lavelle, et al. 7. Management of organic matter in the tropics: translating theory into practice; C.A. Palm, et al. 8. Critical aspects of organic matter management in the tropics -- example India; J.C. Katyal et al. 9. Problems with and local solutions for organic matter management in Vietnam; N. The Dang, C. Klinnert. 10. Organic matter turnover and management in low input agriculture of NE Brazil; H. Tiessen, et al. 11. Management of soil organic matter in semi-arid Africa for annual cropping systems; F. Ganry, et al. 12. Soil management under no-tillage systems in the tropics with special reference to Brazil; P. Macado, C.A. Silva. 13. Soil organic carbon management for sustainable land use in Sudano-Sahelian West Africa; A. Bationo, A. Buerkert. 14. Soil organic carbon (SOC) management for sustainable productivity of cropping and agro-forestry systems in Eastern and Southern Africa; S. Nandwa. 15. Organic matter management for soil conservation and productivity restoration in Africa: a contribution from Francophone research; E. Roose, B. Barthes. 16. Preserving tropical soil organic matter at watershed level. A possible contribution of urban organic wastes; C. Binder, N. Patzel. 17. Social, economic and policy dimensions of soil organic matter management in sub-Sahara Africa: challenges and opportunities; E.T. Ayuk. 18. Farmer's view on soil organic matter depletion and its management in Bangladesh; M.Z. Hossain. 19. Farmaers' perceptions and management of soil organic matter -- a case study from West Africa; C. Quansah, et al. 20. Organic matter management in family agriculture of semiarid Paraiba, Brazil★); L.M. da Silveira, et al. 21. Organic soil fertility management in family agriculture of Zimbabwe★0; H. Tiessen, et al. 22. Terra-Aqua Vitae: The role and land and water in supporting civilization★); D. Hillel. ★) articles not in FRES special issue, only on the book

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