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  1. Soil Management of Smallholder Agriculture

    Edited by Rattan Lal, B.A. Stewart

    Series: Advances in Soil Science

    Nearly two billion people depend on hundreds of millions of smallholder farmers for food security. Yet, these farmers’ lives also hang in the balance due to their extreme vulnerability to the risks of soil degradation and depletion, soil exhaustion, climate change, and numerous biotic and abiotic...

    Published November 24th 2014 by CRC Press

  2. Principles of Sustainable Soil Management in Agroecosystems

    Edited by Rattan Lal, B.A. Stewart

    Series: Advances in Soil Science

    With the use of high-level soil management technology, Africa could feed several billion people, yet food production has generally stagnated since the 1960s. No matter how powerful the seed technology, the seedling emerging from it can flourish only in a healthy soil. Accordingly, crop yields in...

    Published June 10th 2013 by CRC Press

  3. Soil Water and Agronomic Productivity

    Edited by Rattan Lal, B.A. Stewart

    Series: Advances in Soil Science

    Crop water use can be increased by management of surface runoff, groundwater, irrigation, and soil water. Technological innovations to enhance availability of water for agricultural crops depend on soil and site-specific conditions. Devoted to the principles and practices of enhancing water use...

    Published June 19th 2012 by CRC Press

  4. World Soil Resources and Food Security

    Edited by Rattan Lal, B.A. Stewart

    Series: Advances in Soil Science

    Soil—The Basis of All Terrestrial Life Ancient civilizations and cultures—Mayan, Aztec, Mesopotamian, Indus, and Yangtze—were built on good soils, surviving only as long as soils had the capacity to support them. In the twenty-first century, productive soil is still the engine of economic...

    Published September 13th 2011 by CRC Press

  5. Food Security and Soil Quality

    Edited by Rattan Lal, B.A. Stewart

    Series: Advances in Soil Science

    Just five years ago, it was generally believed that the number of food insecure people in the world was on continuous decline. Unfortunately, widespread soil degradation along with resistance to recommended agronomic practices, and little attempt to restore degraded soils have conspired with...

    Published June 23rd 2010 by CRC Press

  6. Soil Quality and Biofuel Production

    Edited by Rattan Lal, B.A. Stewart

    Series: Advances in Soil Science

    From its humble beginning in the late 19th century?when Henry Ford’s first car was designed to run on ethanol?biofuel production has been on the rise with more than 26 billion liters produced in the U.S. in 2007. Ethanol made from biomass (rather than grains) holds great promise, including numerous...

    Published December 17th 2009 by CRC Press

  7. Climate Change and Terrestrial Carbon Sequestration in Central Asia

    Edited by Rattan Lal, M. Suleimenov, B.A. Stewart, D.O. Hansen, Paul Doraiswamy

    This book brings together current knowledge of terrestrial C sequestration in Central Asia. The themes treated include: biophysical environments, water resources, sustainable agriculture, soil degradation, the effects of irrigation schemes on secondary salinization, soil management and its...

    Published August 2nd 2007 by CRC Press

  8. Soil Carbon Management

    Economic, Environmental and Societal Benefits

    Edited by John M. Kimble, Charles W. Rice, Debbie Reed, Sian Mooney, Ronald F. Follett, Rattan Lal

    Better Manage Soil C for Improved Soil Quality In the United States, soil has fueled the availability of abundant, safe food, thus underpinning economic growth and development. In the future we need to be more vigilant in managing and renewing this precious resource by replacing the nutrients and...

    Published May 21st 2007 by CRC Press

  9. Carbon Sequestration in Soils of Latin America

    Edited by Rattan Lal, Carlos Cerri

    Discover the latest available knowledge on ways to reduce CO2 in the atmosphere!The problem of quickly mounting CO2 emissions in the fast-developing Latin American region was addressed in a symposium held in Piracicaba, Brazil, in June 2004. Carbon Sequestration in Soils of Latin America presents...

    Published June 26th 2006 by CRC Press

  10. Encyclopedia of Soil Science, Second Edition - Two-Volume Set

    By Rattan Lal

    Compiled by more than 400 experts, the Encyclopedia of Soil Science, Second Edition covers all branches of soil science including pedology, mineralogy, physics, soil mechanics, hydrology, chemistry, biology, ecology and management, and restoration of problem/degraded soils. Thematic topics dealing...

    Published December 22nd 2005 by CRC Press

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