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Handbook of Soil Conditioners : Substances That Enhance the Physical Properties of Soil

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Title: Handbook of Soil Conditioners : Substances That Enhance the Physical Properties of Soil
Author: Arthur Wallace, Richard E. Terry
ISBN: 0824701178 / 9780824701178
Format: Hard Cover
Pages: 600
Publisher: Marcel Dekker
Year: 1998
Availability: 15-30 days
     
 
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This unique, single-source volume features scientific, technical, and practical information on mineral, organic, and synthetic conditioners and their beneficial effects on the soil physical properties that promote optimal plant growth, maximize soil fertility, and enhance biomediation processes. Promoting the synergistic use of various agricultural technologies to manage global concerns of decreasing arable land, the Handbook of Soil Conditioners describes traditional and new products that renew and augment physical properties of soil, including procedures that enhance sustainability presents the most comprehensive discussion to date of new synthetic polymers for curtailing soil erosion, facilitating water infiltration into soil, and expanding crop output examines sources of organic matter and how by-products are prepared as compost for preserving and protecting soil emphasizes the utility of soil conditioners on farms and nonagricultural landscapes reveals how soil conditioners minimize problems of erosion, compaction, sodicity, lack of soil organic matter, crusting, and sealing and more!

Soil Conditioners
Introduction: Soil Conditioners, Soil Quality, and Soil Sustainability
Organic Soil Conditioners
Organic Mulches, Wood Products, and Composts as Soil Amendments and Conditioners
Paper Sludges as Soil Conditioners
Use of Manures for Soil Improvement
Biosolids and Their Effects on Soil Properties
Cheese Whey as a Soil Conditioner
Mineral Soil Conditioners
Mined and By-Product Gypsum as Soil Amendments and Conditioners
Use of Acids and Acidulants on Alkali Soils and Water
Mined and Industrial Waste Products Capable of Generating Gypsum in Soil
Testing Soils for Lime Requirement, Michael N. Quigley
Liming to Improve Chemical and Physical Properties of Soil
Polymer Soil Conditioners
Designing Synthetic Soil Conditioners Via Postpolymerization Reactions
Improvement of Sandy Soils with Soil Conditioners
Krilium: The Famous Soil Conditioner of the 1950s
Some Uses of Water-Soluble Polymers in Soil
Comparative Effectiveness of Polyacrylamide and Straw Mulch to Control Erosion and Enhance Water Infiltration
Use of Water-Soluble Polyacrylamide for Control of Furrow Irrigation-Induced Soil Erosion
Some Living Plants and Some Additional Products Useful as Soil Conditioners and in Various Technologies
Example Uses of Soil Conditioners
Use of Soil Conditioners in Landscape Soil Preparation
Soil Conditioners for Sports Turf Areas, C. Frank Williams and C. Donavan H. Taylor
Use of Soil Conditioners to Enhance and Speed Bioremediation of Contaminated Soils

 
 
 
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