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Soil and Water Conservation Handbook : Policies, Practices, Conditions, and Terms - Paul W. Unger

Soil and Water Conservation Handbook

Policies, Practices, Conditions, and Terms

Paperback Published: 17th June 2008
ISBN: 9781560223306
Number Of Pages: 266

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Soil and Water Conservation Handbook is a concise, compact encyclopedia of the policies, practices, conditions, and terms related to soil and/or water conservation. This handy A-to-Z guide contains descriptions of more than 700 entries, presented in a practical, non-technical format that’s suitable for beginners as well as experts. It’s a ready reference source of information for researchers, extension agents, policymakers, academics, and anyone else concerned about soil and water conservation.

Internationally acclaimed soil scientist Dr. Paul Unger has called on his 35 years experience researching the effects of tillage, crop residues, and soil management as well as his observations in more than 40 countries to assemble a resource on soil and water conservation that's concise but comprehensive. Sources for the book’s main and secondary entries—many of which are cross-referenced—include technical journals, bulletins, reports, farm magazines, commercial leaflets, books, and Internet resources. Soil and Water Conservation Handbook also includes a detailed table of contents and an index, allowing quick and easy access to any entry.

Soil and Water Conservation Handbook includes entries that cover:

  • climate characteristics
  • cropping systems and sequences
  • erosion types
  • human factors
  • management issues
  • planting and seeding methods
  • crop residue types and management practices
  • soil and land conditions
  • tillage methods
  • water control practices
  • and much more
Soil and Water Conservation Handbook is an invaluable reference for researchers, agricultural extension agents, Natural Resource Conservation Service personnel, educators and students, land managers, and farmers.

Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Alphabetical List of Entriesp. 5
Agriculturep. 7
Animalsp. 10
Barriersp. 13
Best Management Practicesp. 17
Brushp. 17
Chemicals, Agricultural (Restrictions on Use)p. 19
Climatep. 19
Competitionp. 28
Conservationp. 30
Construction Activities Other Than Agriculturalp. 31
Contourp. 34
Cropp. 34
Cropping System/Sequencep. 38
Cropsp. 48
Desertificationp. 53
Desert Torrentp. 53
Direct Seedingp. 54
Drill/Planter Typep. 54
Dryland Farmingp. 54
Earthwormsp. 55
Environmentp. 55
Eroded Sites/Conditionsp. 56
Erodibilityp. 59
Erosionp. 59
Erosion Predictionp. 69
Erosivityp. 70
Evaporationp. 70
Evapotranspirationp. 70
Exploitation of Natural Resourcesp. 71
Farm Size (Farmer Resources)p. 72
Fencesp. 72
Field Length and Widthp. 72
Financial Aspectsp. 73
Forestp. 76
Freeze-Thaw Cyclep. 77
Genetic Engineeringp. 78
Genetics (Improved Crops)p. 78
Governmental Factorsp. 79
Grass Cover in Planted Cropsp. 82
Human Factorsp. 83
Herbicide-Resistant Cropsp. 83
Infiltrabilityp. 89
Infiltrationp. 89
Informationp. 89
Infrastructurep. 91
Irrigationp. 92
Landp. 99
Latitudep. 109
Managementp. 110
Mass Movementp. 120
Miningp. 122
Mulch/Mulchingp. 123
Natural Disasterp. 128
Natural Vegetation/Native Conditionp. 128
Percolationp. 130
Perennial Grasses and Other Vegetationp. 130
Pestsp. 131
Phreatophytep. 135
Plantp. 135
Planter/Seeder Typep. 137
Planting/Seedingp. 137
Production Levelp. 144
Rangelands/Grasslands/Pasturesp. 145
Residuesp. 149
Runoffp. 153
Seasonp. 154
Sedimentationp. 154
Sediment-Retention Basinp. 154
Soilp. 155
Soilsp. 173
Straw Spreaderp. 176
Stream Erosion Controlp. 176
Stripper Headerp. 181
Sustainable Agriculture/Sustainabilityp. 182
Threshold Valuep. 183
Tillagep. 183
Traffic Rutsp. 200
Transpirationp. 201
Underflowp. 202
Water Control Practicesp. 203
Watershedp. 227
Water Shortagep. 228
Water Table Fluctuationp. 228
Woodlandp. 229
Common and Scientific Names of Plants, Animals, and Other Organismsp. 231
Indexp. 233
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ISBN: 9781560223306
ISBN-10: 1560223308
Series: Sustainable Food, Fiber, and Forestry Systems Ser.
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 266
Published: 17th June 2008
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1