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Managing Soil Quality: Challenges in Modern Agriculture

Schjønning, P.; Elmholt, S. and Christensen, B.T. (Eds.) (2004) Managing Soil Quality: Challenges in Modern Agriculture. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK.

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Soil quality is a concept that allows soil functions to be related to specific purposes. Previous books on soil quality have emphasized descriptive aspects, by focusing on e.g. soil quality indicators, indexing, and minimum data sets. This book takes a management oriented approach by identifying key issues in soil quality and management options to enhance the sustainability of modern agriculture. Topics covered include major plant nutrients (N, P, K), soil acidity, soil organic matter, soil biodiversity, soil compaction, erosion, pesticides and urban waste. Also included are in-depth treatments of the soil quality concept, its history, and its applicability in research and in developed and developing societies. The book will be of significant interest to post-graduate students and researchers in agronomy and in soil, crop and environmental sciences, and to stakeholders involved in issues related to land use and agricultural development.

EPrint Type:Book
Keywords:soil quality, sustainability, cognitive context, social priorities, reflexive objectivity, stability, resistance, resilience, indicator, management, thresholds, precautionary principle
Subjects: Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy
Values, standards and certification
Crop husbandry > Soil tillage
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF II (2000-2005) > I.12 (PREMYTOX) Preventing mycotoxin problems
Denmark > DARCOF II (2000-2005) > I. 7 (ROMAPAC) Soil quality in organic farming
Denmark > AU - Aarhus University > AU, DJF - Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
Deposited By: Schjønning, Senior Soil Scientist Per
ID Code:1511
Deposited On:07 Oct 2003
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:28
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:Available at CABI from November 2003:

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