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Soil Biological Fertility : A Key to Sustainable Land Use in Agriculture - Lynette K. Abbott

Soil Biological Fertility

A Key to Sustainable Land Use in Agriculture

By: Lynette K. Abbott (Editor), Daniel V. Murphy (Editor)

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Published: 30th November 2003
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It is becoming more relevant to explore soil biological processes in terms of their contribution to soil fertility. This book presents a comprehensive scientific overview of the components and processes that underpin the biological characteristics of soil fertility. It highlights the enormous diversity of life in soil and the resulting effects that management of land can have on the contribution of this diverse community to soil fertility in an agricultural context.

Preface
What is Soil Biological Fertility?p. 1
Impact of Fauna on Chemical Transformations in Soilp. 17
Impact of Microorganisms on Chemical Transformations in Soilp. 37
Role of Fauna in Soil Physical Processesp. 61
Contributions of Rhizosphere Interactions To Soil Biological Fertilityp. 81
Contributions of Rhizobia to Soil Nitrogen Fertilityp. 99
Contributions of Arbuscular Mycorrhizas to Soil Biological Fertilityp. 129
Relevance of Plant Root Pathogens to Soil Biological Fertilityp. 163
Relevance of Interactions amongst Soil Microorganisms to Soil Biological Fertilityp. 187
Managing the Soil Habitat for Enhanced Biological Fertilityp. 203
Sustainable Farming Systems and their Impact on Soil Biological Fertility - Some Case Studiesp. 225
Sustainability of Soil Management Practices - A Global Perspectivep. 241
List of Contributorsp. 255
Indexp. 259
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ISBN: 9781402017568
ISBN-10: 1402017561
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 30th November 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.01
Weight (kg): 1.26