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Identifies the key issues associated with managing soil quality and discusses solutions to these challenges. Topics covered include retaining soil organic matter, supporting soil biodiversity, reducing subsoil compaction and combating erosion.
Soil quality management - concepts, terms and delimitations; soil acidity - resilience and thresholds; tightening the nitrogen cycle; phosphorus - surplus and deficiency; sustainable management of potassium; pesticides in soil - benefits and limitations to soil health; systems approaches for improving soil quality; soil quality management - synthesis. (Part contents.)
The editors of this book have succeeded in compiling perhaps the most focused technically based book on soil quality published to date. Robert E Sojka and Pedro Sanchez, Soil Science, 169(12), 2004"