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  1. To Their Own Soil: Agriculture in the Antebellum North (Henry a. Wallace Series on Agricultural History and Rural Studies) by Jeremy Atack, Fred Bateman, 1987-01-30
  2. Mineralogy, Chemistry, and Physics of Tropical Soils With Variable Charge Colloids (Westview Tropical Agriculture Series) by Goro Uehara, 1981-03
  3. Soil fertility: An address delivered before the Rich Neck Farmers' Club, of Queen Anne County, Maryland (Farmers' bulletin / United States Department of Agriculture) by Milton Whitney, 1906
  4. Profitable Soil Management (The Prentice-Hall Agriculture Series) by Leo Leonard Knuti, David L. Williams, et all 1984-05
  5. Soil Organic Matter Dynamics and Sustainability of Tropical Agriculture: Proceedings of an International Symposium Organized by the Laboratory of So by K. Mulongoy, 1993-07
  6. Modern Agriculture and the Environment (Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences)
  7. Soil and Civilization: A Modern Concept of the Soil and the Historical Development of Agriculture by Milton Whitney, 1973-09
  8. Management of Mycorrhizas in Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry (Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences)
  9. Evaluating Risks and Benefits of Soil Amendments Used in Agriculture (Werf Report) by L H Moss, E Epstein, 2002-01-12
  10. Nitrogen Fixation by Legumes in Mediterranean Agriculture (Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences)
  11. A text-book of West African agriculture; soil and crops. by F. R Irvine, 1950
  12. Soil Phenols (Agriculture Issues and Policies) by M. Sidari, 2010-04-30
  13. A report on the agriculture and soils of Kent, Surrey, and Sussex by Daniel Hall, 1911-01-01
  14. Agriculture : Soil Erosion Report EUR 8427 EN by Unnamed Unnamed, 1982

61. IALC: Soils Of Arid Regions Of The U.S. And Israel: Databases Of Soil Publicatio
This database covers soils, agriculture, mycology, entomology, veterinary science,developing countries, public health, and related topics.
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Databases of Soil Publications
  • CAB ABSTRACTS is the most comprehensive database for publications about soils in arid regions. This database covers soils, agriculture, mycology, entomology, veterinary science, developing countries, public health, and related topics. CAB ABSTACTS is produced by CAB INTERNATIONAL.
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  • PASCAL is produced by the Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique (INIST) of the French National Research Council (CNRS). This database is multidisciplinary; its principal subject areas are: physics and chemistry; life sciences (including biology, medicine, and psychology); applied sciences and technology; earth sciences; and information sciences.
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62. Sustainable Agriculture-Key Text
Around the world the concept of sustainable agriculture has been Australia hasmore than 7 million hectares of acid soils, which cost the nation around
Key text
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of Science Sponsored by With the population exceeding 6 billion and growing by about 6 million a month, the need to protect agricultural land and to increase food production has become critical. Does sustainable agriculture have the answers? Printer-friendly version of complete topic About 5000 years ago, large cities were flourishing in the flat plains of what is now southern Iraq. The cities were surrounded by thousands of hectares of crop land irrigated from the rivers. Farmers grew barley, wheat, flax, dates, apples, plums and grapes, and herded sheep and goats for meat and milk. This early example of intensive agriculture proved unsustainable. By around 4000 years ago, desert had replace the fields and the cities had been abandoned. History records many such examples of agricultural communities flourishing and then failing, often because farming eroded the soil, exhausted the soil’s nutrients or caused a build-up of salt. There were many fewer mouths to feed in those days; the global population was probably no more than a couple of hundred million. So if agriculture failed in one area, plenty of arable land remained available for development. The world no longer has that luxury. The need to protect agricultural land and to increase food production has become critical. Around the world the concept of sustainable agriculture has been embraced to try to ensure that food supplies will continue to match demand.

63. Department Of Crop And Soil Sciences
In response to these problems, crop and soil scientists are turning their attentionto pesticide accumulation in soils, agriculture waste disposal,
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Crop and Soil Sciences is a diverse profession that encompasses all aspects of crop production and soil management. The goal of the crop scientist is to increase plant production, quality and profit by utilizing genetics, breeding and physiology. The goal of the soil scientist is to improve the soil fertility and the chemical, physical, and microbial characteristics of the soil. These two subjects are combined in Crop and Soil Sciences to develop an integrated approach to the management of crops and soils. Another aspect to Crop and Soil Sciences is turfgrass management. While not directly involved with the production of food or fiber, turfgrass science encompasses many of the same agronomic principles and applies them to the management of grasses for use on golf courses, athletic fields, home lawns, and recreational areas. Turfgrass adds beauty to the landscape, minimizes sound and air pollution, stabilizes the soil, and reduces the heat load on homes through transpirational cooling. Many of the past crop production practices have resulted in environmental problems. The general decline in environmental quality has affected crops as well as the soil. In response to these problems, crop and soil scientists are turning their attention to water pollution, pesticide accumulation in soils, agriculture waste disposal, wind and water erosion and a myriad of other management concerns.

64. EPA - Savannah River Basin
The suite of indicators included landcover types, uindex, agriculture on agriculture on highly erodible soils, agriculture on moderately erodible
Landscape Ecology Recent Additions Contact Us Print Version Search: EPA Home Exposure Research Environmental Sciences Landscape Ecology ... EPIC
Quantification of Landscape Indicators/Aquatic Resource Associations in the Savannah River Basin
AREA DESCRIPTION The Savannah River Basin is arrowhead-shaped, trending generally northwest to southeast. The basin spans three ecoregions: Blue Ridge, Piedmont and Coastal Plain. Landcover types are derived from MRLC data, nominal base year 1992. Differences among the three ecoregions are evident in the forest landcover ( Figure 1 ). Deciduous and evergreen forests predominant in the Blue Ridge and Piedmont ecoregions; all forest types account for 64.7 to 83.49% of the total land cover. Forest landcover accounts for 37.20 to 53.35% of the landcover in the Coastal Plain, with evergreen forests the predominant forest type. Wetland landcover types are found primarily in the Coastal Plain, accounting for 11.10 to 35.93% of the total landcover, most of it in woody wetlands. Wetlands comprise less than one percent of the landcover outside the Coastal Plain. Scientists from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 4, Science and Ecosystem Support Division, enlisted the assistance of the landscape ecology group of U.S. EPA, Office of Research and Development (ORD), National Exposure Research Laboratory, Environmental Sciences Division (ESD), in conducting a landscape assessment of the Savannah River Basin as part of their ongoing Regional Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (REMAP) demonstration project. In the Scope of Work provided by Region 4, the goal was stated as "provide technical/scientific assistance ... to EPA Region 4 in assessing current wadeable stream conditions in the Savannah River Basin with landscape factors that may be contributing to these conditions or gradients." Three specific

65. Soils And Agriculture Resources
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67. !! Web Directories
Categories related to Science agriculture soils Research on physicochemistryand biology of agricultural soils, metabolism and nutrition of crops,

68. Organic Soils And Peat Materials For Sustainable Agriculture
Organic soils and Peat Materials for Sustainable agriculture provides detailedinformation from a worldwide perspective on the degradation process of
and Peat Materials
for Sustainable Agriculture edited by Leon E. Parent
and Piotr Ilnicki
  • Illustrates the moorsh-forming process as a global index of soil degradation and climatic change in drained organic soils
  • Provides ideal management practices for long-term agricultural use of organic soil and cutover peatlands
  • Displays field-recognizable pedological features associated with reduced soil quality or climatic change
  • Presents physical attributes for quantifying hydrophobicity, hydraulicity, and the pore space complex influencing plant productivity in organic soils and peat substrates
  • Reviews pesticide and Cu reactions in organic soils
Organic Soils and Peat Materials for Sustainable Agriculture
provides detailed information from a worldwide perspective on the degradation process of fragile peat resources used for agriculture. It documents the best management practices and defines and quantifies soil quality indicators and pedo-transfer functions for organic soils and peat materials. Co-published with the International Peat Society, this reference is the first to integrate the physical, chemical, and biological aspects of organic soils and peat materials for sustainable agriculture and horticulture. It details the principles and indicators behind positive action in sustainable management. The book presents a complete analysis of how peat works chemically, physically, and ecologically. It quantifies the moorsh-forming, or peat degradation, process in tables and figures, provides conversion equations among pH determination methods, and supplies a novel diagnosis of N and P release. In addition, the book revisits water, pesticides, phosphorus, and copper sorption characteristics of organic soils.

69. Science: Agriculture And Soils
The CHRIS imaging spectrometer is the principal payload of ESA s PROBA platform.
The main objective of the land studies is to derive estimates of land surface biochemical (chlorophyll content) and biophysical (LAI/biomass, albedo, fAPAR) properties by inverting semi-empirical and physically based BRDF models against sample sets of hyperspectral directional reflectance measurements acquired by CHRIS. In addition to specific BRDF studies, the hyperspectral data will also be used to investigate 'red edge' shifts in wavelength as a function of canopy biochemistry (chlorophyll content/concentration). One can consider some advantages and disadvantages of three different types of BRDF model:
  • Physically based
    • based on approximations to radiative-transfer equations
    • computationally intensive
    • numerical inversion techniques sensitive to initial estimates of model parameters
  • Empirical
    • computationally simple
    • poor extrapolation beyond solar and sensor angles for which reflectance data are available
  • Semi-Empirical
  • computationally efficient analytical solutions to model inversion using matrix-based techniques
  • scale linearly

The overall aim is to assess the ability of multi-angle reflectance data sampled using the CHRIS sensor to retrieve/estimate land surface biophysical properties (LAI, albedo etc). An element of this will include direct comparison of the retrieved parameter values against ground-based measurements of the same parameters. The surface biophysical parameters will be estimated from the CHRIS data using a number of different techniques, ranging from traditional (the so-called vegetation indices), through more recent developments (such as red-edge position (REP), to more advanced techniques (notably BRDF model inversion). The validation exercise will look at the accuracy/precision with which atmospherically-corrected CHRIS data can be used to determine the basic surface radiation fields, as well as at the ability to retrieve properties such as LAI, albedo, etc. through the application of vegetation indices, REP techniques and BRDF model inversion.

70. Manitoba Soil Science Society - Soils Agronomy Database -- 1957 To 2003 - Manito
Manitoba agriculture and Food. soils hdr. June 2005. Manitoba Soil ScienceSociety soils Agronomy Database 1957 to 2005
June 2005
Manitoba Soil Science Society - Soils Agronomy Database 1957 to 2005
The Manitoba Soil Science Society (MSSS) was organized in 1957 as a network to bring together Pedologist and other soils researchers in related fields. Soils related research is presented and discussed annually at the MSSS Annual General Meeting and published in a proceedings. The following is a searchable index for proceedings printed between 1957-2005. Actual versions of papers can be retrieved for the 1990 -2005 versions.
Reports can be searched by key word in the title and/or by author.
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71. Vegetative Filter Strips For Agriculture, NF97-352
Therefore, a larger strip width is needed for removing finer soils. runoff ofsome agricultural nonpoint source contaminants, such as soil nutrients,
Nebraska Cooperative Extension NF 97-352
(Revised May 1997)
Vegetative Filter Strips for Agriculture
By Thomas G. Franti, Surface Water Management Specialist Previous Category Catalog Order Info Table I. Practices and contract life for filter strip and buffer practices eligible for use under the continuous CRP sign up. Eligible Practice Contract Life Grassed waterways 10 years Grass filter strips 10-15 years Contour buffer strips 10 years Riparian forest buffers 10-15 years Field wind breaks 10-15 years Farmstead wind breaks 10-15 years Reference: NRCS list of practices eligible for continuous CRP signup, 2-28-97. Table II. Minimum filter strip width recommended by NRCS for maximum field to filter area ratio of 30:1 (30 acres of cropland draining to 1 acre of grass filter). Field slope, % Minimum width, ft Reference: Standards and Specifications No. 393, USDA-NRCS Field Office Technical Guide, 1988. Vegetative filter strips, sometimes referred to as grass filter strips or grass buffer strips, are areas that are seeded to close growing or sod forming grasses at locations where runoff water leaves a field within and next to cropland. They are designed to filter out the sediment, organic material, nutrients, and chemicals carried in runoff water. Vegetative filter strips also are placed along water courses, streams, ponds and lakes to protect surface water. Grass filters also can be used to filter wastewater from agricultural processing facilities. Currently, in Nebraska, there is great interest in using vegetative filter strips to improve surface water quality. The Nebraska Corn Growers Association and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are two examples of groups with recently announced vegetative filter strips programs.

72. PSB - Plants, Soils Biometeorology Dept, College Of Agriculture
Utah State University Plants, soils Biometeorology, College of agriculture.

73. PSB - Plants, Soils Biometeorology Dept, College Of Agriculture
Utah State University Plants, soils Biometeorology, College of agriculture.

74. UACES: AR Agriculture: Crops, Soils, And Water Management
University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service AR agriculture Crops,soils and Water Management.
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Arkansas Weekly Crop Report


AR Agriculture Home
Crops, Soils, and Water Management
This page is dedicated to provide educational training and support to County Extension Agents and producers that enhances sustainable crop production, improves profitability and competitiveness of producers, and improves the water, air, and soil environmental quality, for the purpose of allowing Arkansas producers to continue serving as a national leader in the production of food and fiber. This is to be accomplished through delivery of production updates, fact sheets, information sheets, and computer-assisted management programs that allow producers to make informed decisions in the production of row crops in Arkansas. Asian soybean rust, a potentially devastating disease, was confirmed in Arkansas and nine other southern states in late November, 2004. For additional information on this topic please visit Soybean Rust located on this site.
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75. Food, Agriculture, Gardening & Soils
Supply Natural Waters Energy Transportation Recycling ToxicsP2 GreenBuilding agriculture soils Forestry Trees Landscaping Parks

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76. Agricultural And Resource Economics Review: Some Hard Truths About Agriculture A
Full text of the article, Some Hard Truths About agriculture and the and aslong as crops are planted in natural soils, agriculture will be subject to
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Save a personal copy of this article and quickly find it again with It's free! Save it. Environmental problems in agriculture have proven difficult to address due to the spatial heterogeneity and temporal variability intrinsic to agriculture. Agriculture is largely a struggle against nature; both its sustainability and the prospects for improving environmental performance and farm income simultaneously are thus inherently limited. Agriculture's high degree of variability makes direct regulation inefficient. Subsidies for improving environmental performance can have negative consequences and have proven ineffective in practice, due largely to bureaucratic culture. Pollution taxes should be the most effective and efficient form of policy. Interdisciplinary research is needed to provide models for performance evaluation.

77. Homepage - Sustainable Agriculture (Soils 345), Washington State University
Sustainable agriculture (soils 345) Gain a holistic perspective of agricultureand food while exploring your own values with respect to sustainability.
Course syllabus

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Sustainable Agriculture

(SOILS 345)
Spring 2002
Washington State University - Pullman
Johnson Hall, Room 116
Instructors: Dave Bezdicek and Cathy Perillo
  • Develop a basic understanding of food and farming systems, their components, and the role of sustainability in those sectors. Explore how biotic and abiotic factors affect food production and consumption. Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills necessary for evaluating complex systems (and for using in the ‘real world’!). Course will incorporate classroom discussions and presentations, guest experts, case studies, field trips,and independent projects. Gain a holistic perspective of agriculture and food while exploring your own values with respect to sustainability.
Prerequisites: 1 semester each college-level physical and biological science. Otherwise open to ALL folks, with and without agricultural backgrounds. Cooperative course taught jointly by WSU and UI.
1 semester, 3 credit hours
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78. Soils
soils, agriculture and Landuse Canada Soil capability for agriculture,Maps National Atlas of Canada, G1115 C3 1985 (shelved with G3401)
Walter Hitschfeld Geographic Information Centre
Environmental Maps and Virtual Resources Introduction Biogeography Climate Energy ... Pollution [ Soils ] [ Water Soils, Agriculture and Landuse Maps
Title Location Call Number Affectation du sol
Maps: Montreal Occupation du Sol Maps: Montreal Maps: Quebec Landuse information series [various regions] Maps: Northern Canada Canada: Agricultural lands Maps: National Atlas of Canada
(shelved with G3401) Canada: Soil capability for agriculture Maps: National Atlas of Canada
(shelved with G3401) Canada - Farm operators Maps: National Atlas of Canada
(shelved with G3401) Canada - Farm types Maps: National Atlas of Canada
(shelved with G3401) The Saint-Lawrence - at the heart of an inhabited area: Population and landuse along banks
(in Environmental Atlas of the Saint-Lawrence) Maps: Canada (shelved at G3402 S2) Generalized land use [various regions] Maps: Canada Land Capability analysis [various regions] Maps: Canada Soil capability for agriculture [by province] Maps: Canada Critical capability areas [by province] Maps: Canada Soils of Canada Maps: Canada Soil climates of Canada Maps: Canada Soil organic carbon Maps: Canada Soil Capability for Agriculture [various regions] Maps: Canada Land use and land cover [various regions] Maps: US European Community: farming Maps: Europe Ecology of Landuse in Central Europe (in Atlas of Eastern and Southern Europe) Maps: Europe Soil Map of Europe Maps: Europe Desertification Map of the Africa Maps: Africa Soil Map of Africa Maps: Africa Cashcrops: Coffee and cocoa

79. Journey To Planet Earth . Educational Resources | PBS
The idea for Sustainable agriculture — It All Starts with the Soil grew out What similarities/differences are there in the soils where agriculture is
Sustainable Agriculture — It All Starts with the Soil
The idea for "Sustainable Agriculture — It All Starts with the Soil" grew out of a desire by Screenscope, Inc. , the producer of the PBS television series Journey to Planet Earth, and South Carolina ETV to expand on the idea of sustainable agriculture and to teach youngsters about its importance in their lives. This educational package combines video excerpts from the third program in the Journey to Planet Earth series, Land of Plenty, Land of Want , with solid background information on soil and two fun hands-on activities. Soil was selected as the focus because, as Pennsylvania farmer Steve Groff says in Land of Plenty, Land of Want , "Soil is my number one asset."
"Sustainable Agriculture — It All Starts with the Soil" is available in PDF (This file is 104K) Along with teaching kids about soil, "Sustainable Agriculture — It All Starts with the Soil" also demonstrates to youngsters how agriculture is real science, just like chemistry or biology (See "

80. Soils And Environment: Index
93106 Hawaii History Spelled Out in Islands’ soilsAnother article, “soils, agriculture, and Society in Precontact Hawaii,” publishedin Science, analyzes the dryland field system of Kohala, located on the
What is Soil?
Soil Formation
Soil Classification

Soil Physics

Soil Chemistry

Living Soil
Soil Zones

Soils were considered as a natural body by Russian and US scientists in the late 1800s. This allowed scientists to study and classify soils with the objective of trying to understand soil formation from an environmental perspective. They recognized that soils were formed by weathering of surface deposits or "parent materials" by processes that were
  • physical;
  • chemical; and
  • biological. The concept of soil forming factors allows scientists to understand and classify soils more clearly. Parent Materials Soils are formed by weathering of "parent materials". These materials have many origins such as bedrock surfaces, aolian (wind blown), lacustrine (from glacial lake beds), alluvium (river) and organic (peat) deposits. Many of our soils have been developing since the last ice age - some 10 thousand years ago. The advance and retreat of glaciers ivolved most of the province except for the highlands associated with Cypress Hills region. Soil is in a dynamic equilibrium. It is always changing as a result of its interaction with the environment. As wind and water erode particles from the surface of the profile, weathering produces more soil from the parent material. If loss of soil by erosion exceeds the production of new soil by weathering then catastophic consequences can occur as seen in the "dirty thirties".
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