This book offers broad, general coverage of the important factors of soil management, updates soil classification terminology and includes recent soil management research findings. Management of soil organic matter is described, along with soil water and soil fertility in terms of getting the highest level of crop productivity without diminishing the soils productive potential. Treating tropical as well as temperate region crops and discussing the specific soil management problems of each, the material in this book develops a history of erosion and the need for conservation.
Erosion control, conservation structures, soil and water pollution are covered, as well as fertilizer use and rotations. Also included are chapters that examine world food problems and possible solutions.