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Laboratory Manual for Soil Science: Agricultural and Environmental Principles

Handbook / ManualOut of Print

By: SJ Thien and JG Graveel

218 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs

McGraw Hill

Spiralbound | Dec 1997 | Edition: 7 | #93493 | ISBN: 0697384012
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About this book

Features modern techniques and procedures, with special emphasis on the role that soil plays in environmental concerns.


Contents

Soil as a natural resource; soil texture; particle size distribution; bulk density and soil porosity; soil water content; water movement in soil; environmental influence on soil formation; properties of colloids in the soil environment; types of soil acidity; liming acid soils; soil degradation by salinity and sodicity; soil testing - available phosphorus in soils; soil organic matter and chemical sorption; microbial decomposition of organic materials in soil; soil survey reports. Appendix: applications of chemistry to soil science.

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