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Elements of Soil Science

Edited By: J Behari

Alpha Science International Ltd

Hardback | Oct 2001 | #123462 | ISBN: 8173194009
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This work covers instrumentation and techniques providing use of dielectric probes, inductive electromagnetic meter, multi-angle Radarsat SAR data, total information content index based on optical remote sensing, and isotopes and radiation techniques in soil moisture studies. It also states that characterization of physio-chemical properties of soil gives information of charge characteristics of arid soils, electrochemical properties, soil water relations, properties of black clay soils, diagnosis and remedial measures of salt affected lands and intensive agriculture induced changes in soil properties. Also, a computer programme package is included for crop simulation of soil hydraulic processes and use of simulation models for crop growth, root zone soil moisture and evapotranspiration.


Soil water content measurement using mdoern techniques; microwave dielectric constants of soil - theory and experiment; capabilities of L-band dielectric probe for soil moisture estimation; use of isotopes and radiation in soil water studies; change characteristics of acid soils in agro-climatic regions of Karnataka; physico-chemical characteristics of soils in intensive agriculture zone; characterization of soil colour and its use in soil moisture estimation; geophysical techniques for assessment of soil moisture and soil salinity; crop simulation modelling; computer programs package for soil hydraulic processes; simulation of root zone moisture - a case study; study of complex permissivity of soils of Gujarat at microwave frequencies; evaluation of multi-incidence angle radarsat SAR data for soil moisture estimation; applicability of microwave tools in studies on crop sensitivity in salt-affected soils; soil moisture quantification through total information content index; effect of irrigation on canopy air temperature difference in evaluating biomass and leaf area index in chickpea crop; enhancing water efficiency in ground nut growing in aeric haplaquept; tillage guide for assessing tillage requirement of major Indian soils for rice cultivation; red soil characterization under permanent fertilizer and cropping schedule at Bangalore; influence of irradiated sewage sludge on the characteristics of inceptisol; waterlogged salt-affected lands - diagnosis and remedial techniques; physio-chemical properties of deep black clay soils; soil water relations of Bargi and Tawa projects of Madhya Pradesh.

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