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Soil Organic Matter in Sustainable Agriculture

Series: Advances in Agroecology Series Volume: 11

Edited By: Frederick R Magdoff

320 pages, Figs, tabs

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 2004 | #137931 | ISBN: 0849312949
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NHBS Price: £84.99 $107/€101 approx

About this book

Offers a comprehensive overview of the central role that organic matter plays in the health of soils. It also provides the scientific foundation for key practices in agroecology and soil organic matter management, including improving and conserving soil quality and enhancing crop production.


Contents

Significance of Soil Organic Matter to Soil Quality/Health - An Overview, R. Weil and F. MagdoffOrganic Matter Management Strategies, F. Magdoff and R. WeilSoil Organic Matter Fractions and Their Relevance to Soil Quality/Health, M. WanderStimulatory Effect of Humic Substances on Plant Growth, Y. Chen, M. De Nobili, and T. AviadThe Role of Soil Organic Matter and Soil Quality in Soil-Plant-Disease Interactions, A. Stone and H. DarbyContributions of Fungi to Soil Organic Matter in Agroecosystems, K.A. Nichols and S.F. WrightConnecting Belowground and Aboveground Food Webs: The Role of Organic Matter in Biological Buffering, P.L. PhelanTillage and Residue Management Effects on Soil Organic Matter, A.J. FranzluebbersStrategies for Managing Soil Organic Matter to Supply Plant Nutrients, S. Seiter and W. HorvathSoil and Crop Management Effects on Soil Microbiology, A.C. Kennedy, T.L. Stubbs, and W.F. SchillingerInteractions between Organic Matter, Earthworms and Microorganisms in Promoting Plant Growth, C.A. Edwards and N.Q. Arancon

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