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  • Foreword-- Mary HobbsForeword-- Steve SlackForeword-- J. Mark ErbaughPreface-- Rattan LalSection I. Multi-Dimensional Sustainability1. Environmental Sustainability-- Rattan Lal2. Economic Sustainability-- David Kraybill3. Institutional Sustainability in the Face of Climate Change: Empirical Insights from Irrigation Institutions in Iringa Rural District, Tanzania-- George C. Kajembe, Pal Vedeld, Innocent H. Babili, Dos Santos Silayo, and Devotha B. Mosha4. Climate Change and Social Sustainability: A Case for Polycentric Sustainabilities-- Louise Fortmann, Abraham Ndhlovu, Allyc Ndlovu, Rosina Philippe Atakapa-Ishak, Crystlyn Rodrigue and Ken WilsonSection II. Sustainable Management of Natural Resources5. Land degradation neutrality: Will Africa achieve it? Institutional solutions to land degradation and restoration in Africa-- Luc Gnacadja and Liesl Wiese6. Extent of salt affected soils and their effects in irrigated and lowland rain-fed rice growing areas of South Western Tanzania-- S. Kashenge-Killenga, J. Meliyo, G. Urassa, and V. Kongo7. Sustainability of intensification in smallholder maize production in Tanzania-- Frank Brentrup, Joachim Lammel, Katharina Plassmann, and Dirk Schroeder8. Potentials for Rehabilitating Degraded Land in Tanzania-- G.Z. Nyamoga, B. Solberg, H. Sjolie, Y.M. Ngaga and R. Malimbwi9. Economic aspects of genetic resources in addressing agricultural productivity in the context of climate change-- Charles Nhemachena, Greenwell Matchaya, Sibusiso Nhlengethwa, Charity R Nhemachena10. Soil and nutrient losses and the role of gender in land degradation in Southwestern Uganda-- CL. Kizza, J.G.M. Majaliwa, R. Kunihira, G. Gabiri, A. Zizinga, E. Sebuliba, J. Nampijja, and M.M. Tenywa11. The social dimension of water management in an era of increasing water scarcity-- Zebedayo S.K. MvenaSection III. Integrated Management of Natural Resources and Value Chains12. Managing Landscapes for Environmental Sustainability-- Rattan Lal13. Economic Impact of Drip Irrigation regimes on Sorghum production in Semi Arid Areas of Tanzania-- A.J. Mahinda, C.K.K. Gachene and M. Kilasara14. Social Aspects of Water Governance in the Context of Climate Change and Agriculture-- Richard Asaba Bagonza15. Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris Savi, L.) Production in Tanzania-- Sixbert Kajumula Mourice, Siza Donald Tumbo and Cornell Lawrence Rweyemamu16. Institutional water resources management and livelihood adaptation A case from Kilombero rural areas, Tanzania-- Paul Vedeld Edgar Liheluka, Gimbage E. Mbeyale17. Institutional aspects of genetic resources in respect of climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa-- Denis T. Kyetere, Kayode Abiola Sanni18. Crop adaptation to climate change in SSA: the role of genetic resources and seed systems-- Ola Westengen and Trygve Berg19. Updating legacy soil maps for climate resilient agriculture: A case of Kilombero Valley, Tanzania-- Boniface H J Massawe, Brian K Slater, Sakthi K Subburayalu, Abel K Kaaya, Leigh Winowiecki20. Measuring Agricultural Sustainability in Agroforestry Systems-- P.K. Ramachandran Nair and Gregory G. Toth21. Experiences with adopting the Catchment Approach in Sustainable Land Management: The case of Kagera TAMP Tanzania-- Fidelis Kaihura and Stefan Schlingloff22. Sustainable intensification in mixed crop-livestock agro-ecosystems in the face of climate change: The case for landscapes in Tanzania-- F. Kizito-- M. Bekunda-- J. Kihara--A. Kimaro23. Smart strategies for enhanced agricultural resilience and food security under a changing climate in sub-Saharan Africa-- Kennedy Were, Aweke Mulualem Gelaw, Bal Ram SinghSection IV. Outreach and Extension24. Globalizing Environmental Susainabiltiy:"2015International Year of Soil" Transitioning to "2015-2024 International Decade of Soil"-- Rattan Lal25. From Ujamaa to Big Results Now: Sustainable Transformation of Tanzanian Agriculture in the Frame of Climate Change-- Ruth HaugSection V. Private Sector Solutions26. Effect of improved plant nutrition on maize (Zea mays) and rice (Oriza sativa) grain chemical nutrient content under smallholder farming systems in Tanzania-- Ephraim J. Mtengeti, Eva Mtengeti, Frank Brentrup, Lars Olav Eik, and Ramadhani Chambuya27. Public-private partnership for sustainable production and marketing of goat milk in light of climate change-- G. Msalya, H. Lie, V. Mfinanga, A. S. Ringheim, R. Sandvik, M. Asli, O. A. Christopherse, A. Haug, D. E. Mushi, D. Mwaseba, G. C. Kifaro and L. O. Eik28. Private Sector Actions to Enable Climate-Smart Agriculture in Small-Scale Farming in Tanzania-- Sheryl Quail, Leah Onyango, John Recha, and James Kinyangi29. The role of selected Agroforestry trees in Temperature Adaptation on Coffea arabica: A case study of Moshi District, Tanzania-- Jacqueline Kajembe, Ignas Lupala, George Kajembe, Wilson Mugasha and Faraji NuruSection VI. Agricultural Risk, Insurance and Policy30. Addressing Climate Change through Risk Mitigation: Welfare Implications of Index Insurance in Northeastern Tanzania-- Jon Einar Flatnes, Michael R. Carter31. Assessing the Economic Value of El Nino-based seasonal climate forecasts for smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe-- Ephias M. MakaudzeSection VII. Agricultural Research for Sustainability32. Kinds of Research: relationship with agricultural research for sustainability-- Isaac J. Minde and Stephen A. Nyaki33. Biological Inoculants for Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture in the Sub-Saharan Africa Smallholder Farming Systems-- Masso C, Mukhongo RW, Thuita M, Abaidoo R, Ulzen J, Kariuki G, Kalumuna M34. The Economics of Conservation Agriculture in Africa: Implications of Climate Change-- Philip Grabowski and Steven Haggblade35. Research and Development Priorities-- Rattan Lal, David Kraybill, David O. Hansen, Bal Ram Singh and Lars O. EikAppendix-- Rapporteur SummariesList of ParticipantsProgram<index< div="> </index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319412368 20170117
This 35-chapter book is based on several oral and poster presentations including both invited and contributory chapters. The book is thematically based on four pillars of sustainability, with focus on sub-Saharan Africa (SSA): Environment, Economic, Social and Institutional. The environmental sustainability, which determines economic and social/institutional sustainability, refers to the rate of use of natural resources (soil, water, landscape, vegetation) which can be continued indefinitely without degrading their quality, productivity and ecosystem services for different ecoregions of SSA. This book will help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals of the U.N. in SSA. Therefore, the book is of interest to agriculturalists, economists, social scientists, policy makers, extension agents, and development/bilateral organizations. Basic principles explained in the book can be pertinent to all development organizations.
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3 volumes : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
555 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Managing Soils for Enhancing and Sustaining Agricultural Production, R. Lal and B.A. Stewart Humid Tropics Synthesis of Long-Term Soil Management Research on Ultisols and Oxisols in the Amazon, T.J. Smyth and D.K. Cassel The Role of Forage Grasses and Legumes in Maintaining the Productivity of Acid Soils in Latin America, R.J. Thomas, M.J. Fisher, M.A. Ayarza, and J.I. Sanz Soil Alterations in Perennial Pasture and Agroforestry Systems in the Brazilian Amazon, E.A. Serrao, L.B. Teixeira, R.F. de Oliveria, and J.B. Bastos Extrapolating Results of Long-Term Experiments, G. Uehara, G.Y. Tsuji, and F.H. Beinroth Technological Options for Sustainable Management of Alfisols and Ultisols in Nigeria, R. Lal Long-Term Fertilizer and Crop Residue Effects on Soil and Crop Yields in the Savanna Region of Cote d'Ivoire, S. Traore and P.J. Harris Yield Decline and the Nitrogen Economy of Long-Term Experiments on Continuous, Irrigated Rice Systems in the Tropics, K.G. Cassman, S.K. De Datta, D.C. Olk, J. Alcantara, M. Samson, J. Descalsota, and M. Dizon Sub-Humid and Semiarid Tropics Long-Term Soil Management Experiments in Semiarid Francophone Africa, C. Pieri Long-Term Experiments on Alfisols and Vertisols in the Semiarid Tropics, K.B. Laryea, M.M. Anders, and P. Pathak Improved Crop-Livestock Production Strategies for Sustainable Soil Management in Tropical Africa, I. Haque, J.M. Powell, and S.K. Ehui Long-Term Soil Fertility Management Experiments in Eastern Africa, B.R. Singh and H.C. Goma Temperate and Mediterranean Climate The Effects of Long Continuous Applications of Inorganic Nitrogen Fertilizer on Soil Organic Matter-A Review, M.J. Glendining and D.S. Powlson Long-Term Trials on Soil and Crop Management at ICARDA, H.C. Harris Synthesis and Future Priorities An Integrated Approach to Soil Management Experiments, E. Pushparajah and H. Eswaran Need for Long-Term Soil Management Research in Africa, C.S. Ofori The Tropical Soil Productivity Calculator-A Model for Assessing Effects of Soil Management on Productivity, J.B. Aune and R. Lal Trends in World Agricultural Land Use: Potential and Constraints, R. Lal Need for Long-Term Experiments in Sustainable Use of Soil Resources, R. Lal and B.A. Stewart Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781566700764 20160528
The experiments and experiences discussed in Soil Management carefully document crop production systems with well-defined boundaries. These long-term agronomic trials provide a valuable data resource that has, until now, been largely ignored by both the research community and the sustainability experts. With a rigorous definition of sustainability and this data, the sustainability of various cropping systems will be more clearly illustrated than any previous effort. Particular emphasis is given to research involving the tropics and sub-tropics.This book is unique in providing an experimental basis for sustainable management of soil resources. It describes technological options for sustainable management of soil resources and identifies priorities for additional long-term experimentation needed in key ecoregions. Topics discussed include changes in soil processes and properties, environmental quality, soil management, soil dynamics, soil organic matter, and nutrient cycling.Soil Management is for those who ask whether agriculture is sustainable, want to analyze or review sustainability experiments and experiences, or wish to initiate new long-term trials. It is a valuable reference on soil processes and an excellent text for courses in soil management.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781566700764 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xvi, 552 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Principles of Soil Management Rattan Lal Marginality Principle Jerry L. Hatfield and Lois Wright Morton Principles of Soil Management in Neotropical Savannas: The Brazilian Cerrado Yuri L. Zinn and Rattan Lal Facts and Myths of Feeding the World with Organic Farming Methods Bobby A. Stewart, Xiaobo Hou, and Sanjeev Reddy Yalla Building upon Traditional Knowledge to Enhance Resilience of Soils in Sub-Saharan Africa M. Tenywa, J. Y. K. Zake, and Rattan Lal Soil Fertility as a Contingent Rather than Inherent Characteristic: Considering the Contributions of Crop-Symbiotic Soil Microbiota Norman Uphoff, Feng Chi, Frank B. Dazzo, and Russell J. Rodriguez Human Dimensions That Drive Soil Degradation Tomas M. Koontz, Vicki Garrett, Respikius Gabagambi, Caitlin Marquis, Pranietha Mudliar, Tara Ritter, and Sarah Zwickle Managing Soil Organic Carbon Concentration by Cropping Systems and Fertilizers in the North China Plain Jin Qing, Xiangbin Kong, and Rattan Lal Global Extent of Land Degradation and Its Human Dimension Ephraim Nkonya, Joachim von Braun, Jawoo Koo, and Zhe Guo Cost-Benefit Analysis of Soil Degradation and Restoration Fred J. Hitzhusen and Sarah E. Kiger Spiritual Aspects of Sustainable Soil Management B. C. Ball Theological and Religious Approaches to Soil Stewardship Gregory E. Hitzhusen, Gary W. Fick, and Richard H. Moore Traditional Knowledge for Sustainable Management of Soils B. Venkateswarlu, Ch. Srinivasarao, and J. Venkateswarlu Sustainable Soil Management Is More Than What and How Crops are Grown Amir Kassam, Gottlieb Basch, Theodor Friedrich, Francis Shaxson, Tom Goddard, Telmo Amado, Bill Crabtree, Li Hongwen, Ivo Mello, Michele Pisante, and Saidi Mkomwa Mining of Nutrients in African Soils Due to Agricultural Intensification Eric T. Craswell and Paul L. G. Vlek Carbon Sink Capacity and Agronomic Productivity of Soils of Semiarid Regions of India Ch. Srinivasarao, B. Venkateswarlu, Rattan Lal, A. K. Singh, Sumanta Kundu, and Vijay Sandeep Jakkula Soil Renewal and Sustainability Richard M. Cruse, Scott Lee, Thomas E. Fenton, Enheng Wang, and John Laflen Organic Carbon Sequestration Potential and the Co-Benefits in China's Cropland Genxing Pan, Kun Cheng, Jufeng Zheng, Lianqing Li, Xuhui Zhang, and Jinwei Zheng Soil Management for Sustaining Ecosystem Services Rattan Lal and Bobby A. Stewart.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466513464 20160612
With the use of high-level soil management technology, Africa could feed several billion people, yet food production has generally stagnated since the 1960s. No matter how powerful the seed technology, the seedling emerging from it can flourish only in a healthy soil. Accordingly, crop yields in Africa, South Asia, and the Caribbean could be doubled or tripled through adoption of technologies based on laws of sustainable soil management. Principles of Sustainable Soil Management in Agroecosystems describes the application of these laws to enhance ecosystem services while restoring degraded soils and promoting sustainable use. With chapters contributed by world-class soil scientists, ecologists, and social scientists, this book outlines critical changes in management of agricultural soils necessary to achieve food security and meet the food demands of the present and projected future population. These changes include conversion to no-till and conservation agriculture; adoption of strategies of integrated nutrient management, water harvesting, and use of drip sub-irrigation; complex cropping/farming systems such as cover cropping and agroforestry; and use of nano-enhanced fertilizers. The book is based on the premise that it is not possible to extract more from a soil than what is put into it without degrading its quality. The strategy is to replace what is removed, respond wisely to what is changed, and be pro-active to what may happen because of natural and anthropogenic perturbations. The chapters, which exemplify these ideas, cover a range of topics including organic farming, soil fertility, crop-symbiotic soil microbiota, human-driven soil degradation, soil degradation and restoration, carbon sink capacity of soils, soil renewal and sustainability, and the marginality principle.
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Science Library (Li and Ma)
xvii, 146 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm.
Green Library
xix, 532 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Green Library
1 online resource (xxii, 665 pages) : illustrations (some color)
1 online resource.
dx.doi.org SpringerLink
2 v. : ill.
  • Accounting for Environmental Sustainability with Emergy Analysis. Acid Mine Drainage.Acid Rain and N Deposition. Acid Sulfate Soils. Acid Sulfate Soils, Distribution and Extent.Acid Sulfate Soils, Formation. Acid Sulfate Soils, Management. Acid Sulfate Soils, Problems.Aeration Measurement. Aeration, Tillage Effects on. Aggregate Breakdown Mechanisms and Erodibility. Aggregates, Tensile Strength of. Aggregation. Aggregation and Organic Matter.Aggregation, Fragmentation and Structural Stability Measurement. Air Permeability of Soils.Albedo. Alfisols. Allophanes. Alpine Soils. Aluminum. Amazon Basin Soils. Amendments/Ameliorants. Amoozemeter. Amorphous Minerals. Anaerobic Processes.Andisols. Andisols in Iceland. Animals and Ecosystem Functioning. Animals, Microbial Interactions and Nutrient Cycling. Ants. Arab Traditional Soil Classification: A Moroccan Case. Archeology, Soil and. Arid Soils. Atterberg Limits. Available Water Capacity and Soil Organic Matter. Bacteria. Biodiversity and Sustainability. Bioenergy Crops: A Carbon Balance Assessment. Biological Nitrogen Fixation. Biological Nitrogen Fixation, Contributions to Agriculture. Biological Nitrogen Fixation, Forms and Regulating Factors. Biological Nitrogen Fixation, Techniques to Enhance. Biota.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780849338304 20171218
Compiled by more than 400 experts, the Encyclopedia of Soil Science, Second Edition covers all branches of soil science including pedology, mineralogy, physics, soil mechanics, hydrology, chemistry, biology, ecology and management, and restoration of problem/degraded soils. Thematic topics dealing with soil management address numerous challenges including soil structure, tillage methods and mulch farming, irrigation, drainage and water table management, fertilizer and nutrient management, erosion control, and management of soil organic matter. Entries are alphabetically arranged, and subject and author indices are available for easy access. Upholding the high standard of quality set by the previous edition, this two-volume second edition offers a vast array of recent peer-reviewed articles. It showcases research and practices with added sections on ISTIC-World Soil Information, root growth and agricultural management, nitrate leaching management, podzols, paramos soils, water repellant soils, rare earth elements, and more. With hundreds of entries covering tillage, irrigation, erosion control, ground water, and soil degradation, the book offers quick access to all branches of soil science, from mineralology and physics, to soil management, restoration, and global warming. It is also available in an online version. ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE This Taylor & Francis encyclopedia is also available through online subscription, offering a variety of extra benefits for both researchers, students, and librarians, including: Citation tracking and alerts Active reference linking Saved searches and marked lists HTML and PDF format options For more information, visit Taylor and Francis Online. Or contact us to inquire about subscription options and print/online combination packages. US: (Tel) 1.888.318.2367 / (E-mail) e-reference@taylorandfrancis.com International: (Tel) +44 (0) 20 7017 6062 / (E-mail) online.sales@tandf.co.uk.
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Upholding the high standard of quality set by the previous edition, this Second Edition, now in two volumes, offers a vast array of new and updated peer-reviewed articles showcasing the latest research and practices in the chemistry, physics, biology, and analysis of soils, soil quality, agricultural and sustainable development, environmental quality, natural resource management, and ecology. It is also available in an online version.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780849350511 20171218
xxvii, 1476 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
  • Acid Mine Drainage Acid Rain and N Deposition Bacteria Biodiversity and Sustainability Calcification Calcium Degradation, Food Security on a Local/Eco-Regional Scale and Degradation, Food Security, Poverty and Economics of Soil Management in the United States Enchytraeidae Fluid Flow, Challenges Modeling Forest Ecosystems, Nutrient Cycling in Gas and Vapor Phase Transport Gelisols Heavy Metals History to Early-mid 20th Century Industrial Waste Land.
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Providing comprehensive information on chemistry, analysis, and evaluation of soils and geography, this encyclopedia contains detailed contributions from over four hundred esteemed international authorities across almost four hundred entries, and also includes more than a thousand illustrations. With special focus upon agriculture development in the third world, particularly through research on sustainable management of natural resources, soil productivity and environmental quality, the encyclopedia also: outlines the agricultural, environmental, industrial, and cultural components that affect soil productivity; advances the design of new control and purification strategies for soils in a wide variety of environments; and, discusses all branches of soil science, from mineralogy and physics to soil management and restoration.
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Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
395 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction Rationale for Watershed as a Basis for Sustainable Management of Soil and Water Resources-R. Lal Watershed Management for Soil Erosion Control Challenges in Ecosystem Management in Watershed Context in Asia-J. S. Samra and H. Eswaran Operative Processes for Sediment-Based Watershed Degradation in Small, Tropical Volcanic Island Ecosystems-S. A. El-Swaify Soil Degradation in Relation to Land Use and its Counter Measures in the Red and Yellow Soil Region of Southern China-T.L. Zhang, X.X. Wang, B. Zhang, and Q.G. Zhao Watershed Management for Erosion Control in Sloping Lands in Asia-E. Craswell and C. Niamskul Watershed Management for Erosion Control in Steeplands of Tropical Asia and Australia-C. Ciesiolka and G. M. Hashim Watershed Characteristics and Management Effects on DissolvedLoad in Water Runoff: Case Studies From Western Nigeria-R. Lal Technological Options for Watershed Management Sustaining Rice-Wheat System in the Indo-Gangetic Plains: the Ecoregional Context-I. P. Abrol, S. H. Virmani, and R. K. Gupta A Landscape that Unites: Community-Led Management of Andean Watershed Resources- E.B. Knapp, J. Ashby, H.M. Ravnborg, and W.C. Bell Agroecological impacts of Five Years of a Practical Program for Restoration of Degraded Sahelian Watersheds-A. Manu, T. Thurow, A. S. R. Juo, and I. Zanguina Natural Resource Management in a Watershed Scale: What Can Agroforestry Contribute- D. Garrity and F. Agus Crop Yield Variability Due to Erosion on a Complex Landscape in West Central Ohio-E. M. Salchow and R. Lal A Landscape/Lifescape Approach to Sustainability in the Tropics: the Experiences of the SANREM CRSP at Three Sites-W. Hargrove, D. P. Garrity, R. E. Rhoades, and C. L. Neely Model-Based Evaluation of Land Use and Management Strategies in a Nitrate-Polluted Drinking Water Catchment in North Germany-K. C. Kersebaum Quantification of Leached Pollutants into the Ground Water Caused by Agricultural Landuse-Model Based Scenario Studies as a Method for Quantitative Risk Assessment of Ground Water Pollution-A. Wurbs, K. C. Kersebaum, and C. Merz Socio-Economic Aspects of Watershed Management The Economies of Land Restoration and Conservation in an Environmentally Sound Agriculture-L. Tweeten and J. Hopkins Economic Analysis of Sedimentation Impacts for Watershed Management-F. Hitzhusen Land Degradation and Food Security: Economic Impacts of Watershed Degradation-P. Crosson and J.R. Anderson People, Property, and Profit in Watershed Management: Examples from Kenya and Elsewhere-M. Tiffen and F. Gichuki The Participatory Multipurpose Watershed Project: Nature's Salvation or Schumacher's Nightmare-R. E. Rhoades People's Involvement in Watershed Management-F. Shaxon Environmental Quality and Watershed Management Watershed Management for Mitigating the Greenhouse Effect-J. Kimble and R. Lal Managing Watershed for Food Security and Environmental Quality: Challenges for the 21st Century-R. Lal.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780849307027 20160528
Focusing on the technical, social, and economic issues involved in watershed management, this interdisciplinary author team focuses on bettering land use practices and the condition of soil water resources. "Integrated Watershed Management in the Global Ecosystem" is a volume composed from an international symposium of the world's leading experts and practitioners in soil and water conservation exploring an 'ecosystem-based' management approach to the problem. Readers of this volume will quickly appreciate why inattention to the issues of continued land and water degradation stresses human populations. This volume seeks positive results through better understanding of the issues and improved management approaches. This volume is useful to soil scientists, horticulturists, forestry researchers, environmental scientists and social scientists.
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SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xviii, 778 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • PREFACE CONTRIBUTORS GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY Reducing World Hunger in Tropical Africa while Coping with Climate Change, P.A. Sanchez World Food Security: Perspectives, Past, Present, and Future, D.J. Greenland Changing Times and Directions, R.D. Havener, C.R. Dowswell, and N.E. Borlaug Greenhouse Gases and Food Security in Low-Income Countries, R. Darwin, S. Rosen, and S. Shapouri Climate Change, Soil Carbon Dynamics, and Global Food Security, R. Lal CLIMATE CHANGE AND NET PRIMARY PRODUCTIVITY Climate Change Effects on the Water Supply in Some Major River Basins, R.S. Muttiah and R.A. Wurbs Climate Change and Terrestrial Ecosystem Productivity, W.M. Post and A.W. King The Changing Role of Forests in the Global Carbon Cycle: Responding to Elevated Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere, E.H. Delucia, D. J. Moore, J.G. Hamilton, R.B. Thomas, C.J. Singer, and R.J. Norby Impact of Climate Change on Soil Organic Matter Status in Cattle Pasture in Western Brazilian Amazon, C. C. Cerri, M. Bernoix, C.E.P. Cerri, and K. Paustian CLIMATE CHANGE AND AGRONOMIC PRODUCTION Climate Change, Agriculture, and Sustainability, C. Rosenzweig and D. Hillel Assessing the Consequences of Climate Change for Food Security: A View from the IPCCW, Easterling Climate Change and Tropical Agriculture: Implications for Social Vulnerability and Food Security, H. Eakin Effects of Global Climate Change on Agricultural Pests: Possible Impacts and Dynamics at Population, Species-Interaction And Community Levels, A. Joern, J. D. Logan, and W. Wolesensky Food Security and Production in Dryland Regions, B.A. Stewart Climate Change and Crop Production: Challenges to Modeling Future Scenarios, E.S. Takle and Z. Pan SOIL CARBON DYNAMICS AND FARMING/CROPPING SYSTEMS Soil Carbon Sequestration: Understanding and Predicting Responses to Soil Climate and Management, J. Jones, V. Walen, M. Doubmia, and A.J. Gijsman Reducing Greenhouse Warming Potential by Carbon Sequestration in Soils: Opportunities, Limits and Tradeoffs, J. Duxbury Management Practices and Carbon Losses via Sediment and Subsurface Flow, L.B. Owens and M.J. Shipitalo Measuring and Monitoring Soil Carbon Sequestration at the Project Level, R.C. Izaurralde Dynamics of Carbon Sequestration in Various Agroclimatic Zones of Uganda, M. M. Tenywa, M. Mwanjalolo, M.K. Magunda, R. Lal, and G. Taulya Soil Carbon Sequestration in Dryland Farming Systems, P. Koohafhan, A. Rey and J. Antoine. More Food, Less Poverty? The Potential Role of Carbon Sequestration in Smallholder Farming Systems in Senegal, P. Tschakert Hillside Agriculture and Food Security in Mexico: Advances in the Sustainable Hillside Management Project, J.I. Cortes, A. Turrent, P. Diaz, L. Jimenez, E. Hernandez, and R. Mendoza Soil Organic Carbon, Quality Index and Soil Fertility in Hillside Agriculture, J.D. Etchevers, M.A. Vergara, M.M. Acosta, C.M. Monreal, and L. Jimenez Terrestrial Carbon Sequestration in Zambia, R.B. Dadson, J. Joshi, F.M. Hashem, A.L. Allen, C. Bolek, S.W. Muliokela, and A. Chalebesa POLICY AND ECONOMIC ISSUES Policy and Economic Issues Dealing with Global Warming, G. E. Schuh Confronting the Twin Problems of Global Warming and Food Insecurity, L. Tweeten Policies and Incentive Mechanisms for the Permanent Adoption of Agricultural Carbon Sequestration Practices in Industrialized and Developing Countries, J.M. Antle and L.M. Young The Impact of Climate Change in a Developing Country: A Case Study from Mali, T. Butt and B. McCarl TOWARDS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PRIORITIES Researchable Issues and Development Priorities for Countering Climate Change, R. Lal, B.A. Stewart, D.O. Hansen and N. Uphoff INDEX.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824725365 20160528
In order to feed their burgeoning populations, developing nations will need to double cereal production by the year 2050. This increase will have to come from existing land, as little potential exists for bringing new land under cultivation - a daunting prospect when one realizes that increased use and significantly higher concentrations of carbon dioxide have led to a severe depletion of the carbon pool in the world's soils. This is especially telling in developing countries where tropical climates further compromise the soil's ability to recover. In "Climate Change and Global Food Security", bestselling editor Rattan Lal heads up a team of the world's top soil scientists and ecologists to document the history of this impending agricultural crisis and explore possible solutions.Throughout this timely text, the authors address six complex themes: the impact of projected climate change on soil quality, water resources, temperature regime, and growing season duration on net primary productivity of different biomes; soil carbon dynamics under changing climate; the impact of changes in carbon dioxide and ecological environments on agronomic yields and food production in different regions of the world; world food demands and supply during the 21st century; policy and economic issues related to carbon trading and enhancing agricultural production; and, research and development priorities for enhancing soil carbon pool and food security. This hard-hitting text is essential reading for anyone involved with soil and crop sciences as well as policy makers and change agents who need to come to the forefront of this issue armed with the latest information and viable solutions.
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Green Library
1 online resource : text file, PDF.
  • Small Landholder Farming and Global Food Security, Rattan Lal Enhancing Soil Security for Smallholder Agriculture, Johan Bouma, Niels H. Batjes, M.P.W. Sonneveld, and Prem Bindraban Smallholder Farmers, Fertilizers, and Increased Food Demand, Deborah Hellums and Amit Roy Enhancing Soil and Landscape Quality in Smallholder Grazing Systems, Jean L. Steiner, Alan J. Franzluebbers, Constance Neely, Tim Ellis, and Ermias Aynekulu Sustainable Food Production in Indo-Gangetic Plains: Role of Improved Cultivars in Cropping System Intensification for Small Farm Holders, Raj Gupta and Rajbir Yadav Soil Management for Sustainable Agricultural Intensification in the Himalayan Region, Roshan M. Bajracharya, Dil Prasad Sherchan, Bed Mani Dahal, and Nani Raut Long-Term Effects of Different Fertilizer Management Practices on Soil Organic Carbon Pool in Smallholder Farms of the Huang-Huai-Hai Plains, China, Xiangbin Kong, Rattan Lal, Baoguo Li, Lei Han, Hongjun Lei, Kejiang Li, and Youlu Bai Productivity of Small Landholders of South Asia and Scarcity of Water Resources, Rattan Lal Conservation Agriculture on Chernozems in the Republic of Moldova, Boris Boincean and Rattan Lal Experiences on Conservation Agriculture (CA) in Zambia, Malawi, and Ethiopia: Effects on Yield, Soil Properties, Labor Use, Profitability, and Adoption, Jens B. Aune Agroforestry for Small Landholders of Eastern and Southern Africa, T.L. Beedy, G. Nyamadzawo, E. Luedeling, D.-G. Kim, F. Place, and K. Hadgu Adaptation by Smallholders in Eastern Africa to Climate Change through Conservation Agriculture, Didas N. Kimaro, H.B. Msita, Andrew Kabanza, S. Dondeyne, J. Deckers, and J. Poesen Community, Climate Change, and Sustainable Intensification: Why Gender Is Important, Cornelia B. Flora Small-Farmer Choice and Decision Making for Sustainable Soil Management, Keith M. Moore, Jerod Myers, and Corinna Clements Factors Affecting Adoption of Soil and Water Conservation Production Systems in Lesser-Scale Societies, Ted L. Napier and Corey Henry Cockerill Sustainable Intensification of Smallholder Agriculture, Rattan Lal and Bobby A. Stewart Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466598584 20160618
Nearly two billion people depend on hundreds of millions of smallholder farmers for food security. Yet, these farmers' lives also hang in the balance due to their extreme vulnerability to the risks of soil degradation and depletion, soil exhaustion, climate change, and numerous biotic and abiotic stresses. Soil Management of Smallholder Agriculture explores the potential smallholder agriculture hold for advancing global food security and outlines the challenges to achieving this goal. The book addresses the challenges and opportunities that resource-poor and small landholders face and provides recommended management practices to alleviate soil-related constraints, and increase and sustain crop yield and production. It discusses the cultural, economic, social, and technological aspects of sustainable soil management for smallholder farmers. It then examines soil-related and institutional constraints, principles of sustainable agriculture, soil quality improvement, nutrient and soil fertility management, soil carbon sequestration, soil security, efficient use of resources, and agronomic production. Edited by experts, the book makes the case for the adoption of proven technologies of sustainable intensification, producing more from less, both for advancing agronomic production and adapting to changing climate. It outlines a strategy that will usher in a soil-based Green Revolution by increasing the use efficiency of energy-based inputs such as fertilizers, pesticides, and irrigation to restore soil quality, and sequestering carbon in the terrestrial ecosystems. This strategy helps small farms narrow the gap between the actual and attainable crop yield.
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xiii, 416 p., [2] p. of plates : ill., maps (some col.) ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: Food Security and Soil Quality, R. Lal and B. A. Stewart Managing Soils to Address Global Issues of theTwenty- First Century, R. Lal Farming Systems and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa, W. A. Payne Assessment of Land Degradation, Its Possible Causes and Threat to Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa, P. Vlek, Q. B. Le, and L. Tamene Crop Productivity, Fertilizer Use, and Soil Quality in China, M. Fan, P. Christie, W. Zhang, and F. Zhang Role of Fertilizers in Food Production, A. Roy Conservation Agriculture, Improving Soil Quality for Sustainable Production Systems? N. Verhulst, B. Govaerts, E. Verachtert, A. Castellanos- Navarrete, M. Mezzalama, P. C. Wall, A. Chocobar, J. Deckers, and K. D. Sayre Soil Quality Management in Brazil, C. E. Cerri, C. Bayer, J. Dieckow, J. Carvalho, B. Feigl, and C. C. Cerri Organic Matter Knowledge and Management in Soils of the Tropics Related to Ecosystem Services, C. Feller, E. Blanchart, M. Bernoux, R. Lal, R. Manlay, and T. Ollivier Temporal Changes in Productivity of Agricultural Systems in Punjab, India and Ohio, USA, A. Dubey and R. Lal Soil Quality and Ethics: The Human Dimension, R. Lal Comprehensive Management of Nutrients in Dryland Soils of China for Sustainable Agriculture, S.-X. Li and Z.-H. Wang.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439800577 20160604
Just five years ago, it was generally believed that the number of food insecure people in the world was on continuous decline. Unfortunately, widespread soil degradation along with resistance to recommended agronomic practices, and little attempt to restore degraded soils have conspired with significant droughts (in regions that could least tolerate them) to swell the ranks of the food insecure to over a billion people. The U.N. Millennium Development Goals' intent to halve hunger by 2015 will not be realized. Food Security and Soil Quality brings together leading experts from across the world to provide a concise and factually supported exploration of the problem at hand and the critical steps needed to reverse it. Edited by Rattan Lal, and B.A. Stewart, two of the world's most respected soil scientists, this important work - Assesses farming systems and food security in Sub-Saharan Africa, with special emphasis on land degradation Examines concerns with and approaches to soil quality management in Brazil and China Details achievable methods for improving soil quality for sustainable production Provides an insightful comparison of temporal changes in agricultural systems productivity in Punjab, India and Ohio Discusses the human dimension of the crisis including the influence of culture and spiritual beliefs Dr. Lal himself writes that despite the existence of scientific data on sustainable management of soil and water resources, problems of soil and environmental degradation have persisted and have been aggravated. And that these problems are rooted in land misuse and soil mismanagement. This book does provide policymakers and others with an understanding of the depth, complexity, and immediacy of this crisis, but more than a call to action, it also offers soil scientists working in this area with an understanding of what is being done and what needs to be done. Most importantly, this book helps us understand that the situation is not beyond remediation were we to act with great resolve and a sense of urgency. A tree's leaves may be ever so good, So may its bark, so may its wood; But unless you put the right thing to its root, It never will show much flower or fruit. - from Leaves Compared With Flowers, by Robert Frost.
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SAL3 (off-campus storage)
494 p.
  • Preface A. Biophysical Environment 1. Principal Biomes of Central Asia, Eddie De Pauw 2. Forests in Central Asia: Current Status and Constraints, Muhabbat Turdieva Evsey Aleksandrovskiy, Abdukhalil Kayimov, Salamat Djumabaeva, Mukanov, Ashyrmuhammed Saparmyradov, and Khukmatullo Akhmadov 3. C3/C4 Plants in the Vegetation of Central Asia, Geographical Distribution and Environmental Adaptation in Relation to Climate, Kristina Toderich, Clanton C. Black, Ekaterina Juylova, Osamu Kozan, Tolib Mukimov, and Naoko Matsuo B. Water Resources of Central Asia 4. Water Resources of the Central Asia under Conditions of Climate Change, V.E. Chub 5. Climate Change and Water Resource Alteration in Central Asia: The Case of Uzbekistan, Nazar Hakimov, Allan Lines, and Pirnazar Elmuratov 6. Problems and Management of the Efficient Use of Soil-Water Resources in Central Asia with Specific References to Uzbekistan, Rasulmant Khusanov and Muhammad Kosimov 7. Underground and Surface Water Resources of Central Asia, and Impact of Irrigation on Their Balance and Quality, R.K. Ikramov C. Agricultural and Soil and Enviromental Degradation 8. Addressing the Challenges for Sustainable Agriculture in Central Asia, Raj Paroda 9. Soil and Environmental Degradation in Central Asia, R. Lal 10. Land Degradation by Agricultural Activities in Central Asia, B. Qushimov, I.M.Ganiev, I. Rustamova, B. Haitov, and K.R. Islam 11. Salinity Effects on Irrigated Soil Chemical and Biological Properties in the Aral Sea Basin of Uzbekistan, D. Egamberdiyeva, I. Garfurova, and K.R. Islam D. Soil Management and Carbon Dynamics 12. Central Asia: Ecosystems and Carbon Sequestration Challenges, Mekhlis Suleimenov and Richard J. Thomas 13. Dynamics of Soil Carbon and Recommendations on Effective Sequestration of Carbon in the Steppe Zone of Kazakhstan, A. Saparov, K. Pachikin, O. Erokhina, and R. Nasyrov 14. Carbon Dynamics in Saskatchewan Soils: Implications for the Global Carbon Cycle, A. Landi and A.R. Mermut 15. Conservation Agriculture: Environmental Benefits of Reduced Tillage and Soil Carbon Management in Water-Limited Areas of Central Asia, D.C. Reicosky 16. Conservation Agriculture for Irrigated Agriculture in Asia, Ken Sayre 17. Syria's Long-Term Rotation and Tillage Trials: Potential Relevance to Carbon Sequestration in Central Asia, John Ryan 18. Potential for Carbon Sequestration in the Soils of Afghanistan and Pakistan, Anwar U.H. Khan and R. Lal 19. Improvement of Soil Physical and Chemical Conditions to Promote Sustainable Crop Production in Agricultural Areas of Kazakhstan, Warren Busscher, Jeff Novak, Flarida Kozybaeva, Temirbulat Jalankuzov, and Beibut Suleymenov 20. Technological Options to Enhance Humus Content and Conserve Water in Soils of the Zarafshan Valley, Uzbekistan, Sh. T. Holikulov and T.K. Ortikov 21. Eliminating Summer Fallow on Black Soils of Northern Kazakhstan, M. Suleimenov and K. Akshalov 22. Dynamics of Water and Soil Organic Matter under Grain Farming in Northern Kazakhstan - Toward Sustainable Land Use Both from the Agronomic and Environmental Viewpoints, Shinya Funakawa, Junta Yanai, Yusuke Takata, Elmira Karbozova-Saljnikov, Kanat Akshalov, and Takashi Kosaki 23. Conservation Agriculture in the Steppes of Northern Kazakhstan: The Potential for Adoption and Carbon Sequestration, P.C. Wall, N. Yushenko, M. Karabayev, A. Morgounov, and A. Akramhanov 24. Cover Crops Impacts on Irrigated Soil Quality and Potato Production in Uzbekistan, A.X Hamzaev, T.E. Astanakulov, I.M. Ganiev, G.A. Ibragimov, M.A. Oripov, and K.R. Islam E. Forest Management and Carbon Dynamics 25. Forest Carbon Sequestration and Storage of the Kargasoksy Leshoz of the Tomsk Oblast, Russia - Current Status and the Investment Potential, Roger A. Williams and Sarah E. Schafer 26. Soil and Vegetation Management Strategies for Improved Carbon Sequestration in Pamir Mountain Ecosystems, S. Sanginov and U. Akramov F. Economic Analysis 27. An Economic Comparison of Conventional Tillage and Conservation Tillage for Spring Wheat Production in Northern Kazakhstan , Paul E. Patterson and Larry D. Makus G. Methodological and Technological Challenges 28. An Assessment of the Potential Use of SRTM DEMs in Terrain Analysis for the Efficient Mapping of Soils in the Drylands Region of Kazakhstan, Erik R. Venteris, Konstantine M. Pachikin, Greg W. McCarty, and Paul C. Doraiswamy 29. Potential for Soil Carbon Sequestration in Central Kazakhstan, Greg McCarty, Paul Doraiswamy, Bakhyt Akhmedou, and Konstantin Pachikin 30. Application of GIS Technology for Water Quality Control in the Zarafshan River Basin, T.M. Khujanazarov and Tsuneo Tsukatani 31. Remote Sensing Application for Mapping Terrestrial Carbon Sequestration in Kazakhstan, U. Sultangazin, N. Muratova, and A. Terekhov 32. Possible Changes in the Carbon Budget of Arid and Semi-Arid Central Asia Inferred from Landuse/Landcover Analyses during 1981 to 2001, Elena Lioubimtseva 33. Western Siberian Peatlands: Indicators of Climate Change and their Role in Global Carbon Balance, S.N. Kirpotin, A.V. Naumov, S.N. Vorobiov, N.P. Mironycheva-Tokarev, N.P. Koysch, E.D. Lapshina, J. Marquand, S.P. Kulizhski, and W. Bleuten H. Research and Development Priorities 34. Researchable Priorities in Terrestrial Carbon Sequestration in Central Asia, R. Lal.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415422352 20160604
This book brings together current knowledge of terrestrial C sequestration in Central Asia. The themes treated include: biophysical environments, water resources, sustainable agriculture, soil degradation, the effects of irrigation schemes on secondary salinization, soil management and its relationship to carbon dynamics; the relationship between forest management and carbon dynamics, economic analyses of land use practices, important methodological issues arising from the use of GIS, remote sensing, carbon budgeting and scaling, and a review of the knowledge gaps in carbon and climate change. The book is a reference source for soil, water, vegetation, climate, land use and management in the region. The book will be of interest to a wide variety of environmental scientists, economists and those interested in policy issues for the sustainable management of natural resources.
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xv, 578 p. : ill., maps.
  • Water and Agronomic Productivity Global Water Balance and Agronomic Production in Relation to Food Security Raveendra Kumar Rai and Vijay P. Singh Soil Water and Agronomic Production Rattan Lal Water Resources and Agriculture Changes in Precipitation During the Twentieth Century Across a Latitude Gradient in the United States Anjali Dubey and Rattan Lal Desired Future Conditions for Groundwater Availability in the High Plains Aquifer System Z. Sheng, C. Wang, J. Gastelum, S. Zhao, and J. Bordovsky Competition Between Environmental, Urban, and Rural Groundwater Demands and the Impacts on Agriculture in Edwards Aquifer Area, Texas Venkatesh Uddameri and Vijay P. Singh Sustaining Groundwater Use in South Asia Meharban Singh Kahlon, Rattan Lal, and Pritpal Singh Lubana Water Resources and Agronomic Productivity in West Asia and North Africa Region Mostafa Ibrahim, Rattan Lal, ElSayed Abdel Bary, and Atef Swelam Water Management for Crop Production in Arid Lands A.J. Clemmens, K.F. Bronson, D.J. Hunsaker, and E. Bautista Irrigation and Soil Water Management Site-Specific Irrigation Management: Precision Agriculture for Improved Water-Use Efficiency Susan A. O'Shaughnessy, Steve R. Evett, Paul D. Colaizzi, Terry A. Howell, and Robert G. Evans Sustainable Soil Water Management Systems G. Basch, A. Kassam, T. Friedrich, F.L. Santos, P.I. Gubiani, A. Calegari, J.M. Reichert, and D.R. dos Santos Sustainable Management of Brackish Water Agriculture P.S. Minhas China's Food Security and Soil Water Management: A Green-Water and Blue-Water Approach Li Baoguo and Huang Feng Agronomic Management of Soil and Crop Sustainable Management of Scarce Water Resource in Tropical Rainfed Agriculture Suhas P. Wani, Kaushal K. Garg, Anil Kumar Singh, and Johan Rockstrom Manipulating Crop Geometries to Increase Yields in Dryland Areas B.A. Stewart and Rattan Lal Mulch Tillage for Conserving Soil Water Paul W. Unger, R. Louis Baumhardt, and Francisco J. Arriaga Enhancing Precipitation Use Efficiency in the World's Dryland Agroecosystems G.A. Peterson, D.G. Westfall, and N.C. Hansen Historical and Present Usage of Shatian Gravel Mulch for Crop Production in Arid and Semiarid Regions of Northwestern China Liang Wei-li, Gao Wang-sheng, Xu Qiang, and Huang Gao-bao Improving Wheat Yield and Water-Use Efficiency under Semiarid Environment: The US Southern Great Plains and China's Loess Plateau Qingwu Xue, Wenzhao Liu, and B.A. Stewart Policy and Economics Sustainable Land and Water Management Policies Claudia Ringler and Ephraim Nkonya Tools of Watershed Management Watershed Management for Erosion and Sedimentation Control Case Study: Goodwin Creek, Panola County, MS Seth M. Dabney, F. Doug Shields, Ronald L. Bingner, Roger A. Kuhnle, and James R. Rigby Research and Development Priorities Toward Enhancing Storage of Soil Water and Agronomic Productivity Rattan Lal.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439850794 20160608
Crop water use can be increased by management of surface runoff, groundwater, irrigation, and soil water. Technological innovations to enhance availability of water for agricultural crops depend on soil and site-specific conditions. Devoted to the principles and practices of enhancing water use efficiency, Soil Water and Agronomic Productivity addresses current problems associated with water supplies required for agricultural purposes and food production. Written for professionals and students in agricultural fields, the book focuses on innovative technologies for improving soil water availability, enhancing water use efficiency, and using productive irrigation systems. It also presents techniques to conserve water in the root zone as well as remote sensing techniques to assess soil water regime and predict drought on a regional scale. Soil water management is crucial to reducing the vulnerability to agronomic drought. There are numerous examples of aquifers that have been severely depleted by misuse and mismanagement. Soil Water and Agronomic Productivity explains the factors and causes of the mismanagement of soil water and proposes options for sustainable and efficient use of scarce water resources. Meeting the global food demand will require careful worldwide management of soil and water resources, and this can only be done by sharing information and knowledge. Part of the Advances in Soil Science Series.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439850794 20160608
xiii, 560 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Sustainable Management of Soil Resources and Food Security-- Rattan Lal and B.A. Stewart Global Food Situation and Unresolved and Emerging Issues-- Shahla Shapouri, Stacey Rosen, and Summer Allen World Soil Resources: Opportunities and Challenges-- H. Eswaran, P.F. Reich, and E. Padmanabhan Soil Resources and Human Adaptation in Forest and Agricultural Ecosystems in Humid Asia-- S. Funakawa, T. Watanabe, A. Kadono, A. Nakao, K. Fujii, and T. Kosaki Pedogenetic Acidification in Upland Soils under Different Bioclimatic Conditions in Humid Asia-- S. Funakawa, T. Watanabe, A. Nakao, K. Fujii, and T. Kosaki Soil Resources Affecting Food Security and Safety in South Asia-- Tapan J. Purakayastha, Bal Ram Singh, R. P. Narwal, and Promod K. Chhonkar Formation and Management of Cracking Clay Soils (Vertisols) to Enhance Crop Productivity: Indian Experience-- D. K. Pal, T. Bhattacharyya, and Suhas P. Wani Role of Nuclear and Isotopic Techniques in Sustainable Land Management: Achieving Food Security and Mitigating Impacts of Climate Change-- Long Nguyen, Felipe Zapata, Rattan Lal, and Gerd Dercon New Paradigm to Unlock the Potential of Rainfed Agriculture in the Semiarid Tropics-- Suhas P. Wani, Johan Rockstrom, B. Venkateswarlu, and A. K. Singh Land Degradation-- Freddy O. Nachtergaele, Monica Petri, and Riccardo Biancalani Where Do We Stand 20 Years after the Assessment of Soil Nutrient Balances in Sub-Saharan Africa? E. M. A. Smaling, J. P. Lesschen, C. L. van Beek, A. de Jager, J. J. Stoorvogel, N. H. Batjes, and L. O. Fresco Research Needs for Credible Data on Soil Resources and Degradation-- Rattan Lal.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439844502 20160607
Soil-The Basis of All Terrestrial Life Ancient civilizations and cultures-Mayan, Aztec, Mesopotamian, Indus, and Yangtze-were built on good soils, surviving only as long as soils had the capacity to support them. In the twenty-first century, productive soil is still the engine of economic development and essential to human well-being. The quality of our soil resources, however, is threatened by human-induced and natural perturbations. World Soil Resources and Food Security takes an in-depth look at the availability and status of soil resources in the context of the growing demands of an increasing world population and rising expectations of living standards. This timely reference presents current information on the soil resources available for food production. Presenting innovative strategies for soil and water management, it discusses how to maintain or improve the world's soil resources in order to increase food production. With the majority of the world's 1.02 billion food-insecure people concentrated in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, several chapters focus on soil resources in these regions. Contributions from renowned scientists deal with topics including: * Global food situations * World soil resources * Soil resources of humid Asia and their acidification * Soil resources of South Asia * Properties and management of Vertisols * Use of radioisotopic techniques in soil management * The potential of rain-fed agriculture in the semiarid tropics * The status of land degradation * Nutrient balance in sub-Saharan Africa The book concludes by outlining the need for further research to generate credible data on soil resources and degradation. This volume is a useful resource for those interested in the state of the soils of the world in relation to food security and environmental quality.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439844502 20160607
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xv, 128 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
  • Objectives Basic Processes The Greenhouse Process Global Trends in Greenhouse Gas Emissions The Role of Agriculture in U.S. Emissions of Three GHGs The SOC Pool in U.S. Soils and SOC Loss from Cultivation Processes in Governing Emissions from the Pedosphere Plant Action Soil Processes Soil Quality Strategies for Mitigating Emissions from Cropland U.S. Cropland Sustainable Management Studies Soil Erosion Management Land Conversion and Restoration Conversion of Marginal Land Restoration of Degraded Soils Biofuels for Offsetting Fossil Fuel Intensification of Prime Agricultural Land Conservation Tillage and Residue Management Irrigation Water Management Improved Cropping Systems The Carbon Sequestration Potential of Arable Land U.S. Cropland's Overall Potential to Mitigate the Greenhouse Effect Techniques for Sequestration Rates of SOC Sequestration Possible Implementation Obstacles Required Action Conclusions - The Win-Win Strategy Agricultural Profits from Environmental Improvements SOC's Monetary Value SOC's Environmental Value Global Potential Appendix 1: Definitions Appendix 2: Researchable Topics.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781575041124 20160528
Proper soil restoration mitigates the greenhouse effect by decreasing the emissions of gases from agricultural activities. By applying such measures, U.S. cropland will become a major sink for carbon sequestration.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781575041124 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xii, 732 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
The ecological consequences of agricultural development in the tropics are described in this book, emphasizing the effects upon tropical climate, soils and vegetation, and proposing schemes for resource management. The results of deforestation, intensive land use and the use of agrochemicals and farm machinery are considered in terms of the alteration to the physical and hydrological prospects of soil, microclimate and productivity. The important role of soil biota and macrofauna in maintaining favourable levels of soil physical properties is also examined. The quality of the management of tropical resources affects the level of agricultural production obtained so proposals are made for suitable farming systems and soil management strategies which will both preserve the resource and sustain economic production.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471908159 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

20. Soil phosphorus [2017]

xii, 339 pages : illustrations (some color) ; [ca. 23-29] cm.
  • The Global Phosphorus Cycle Gabriel M. Filippelli Positive and Negative Effects of Phosphorus Fertilizer on U.S. Agriculture and the Environment B. A. Stewart, Pramod Pokhrel, and Mahendra Bhandari Coupled Cycling of Carbon, Nitrogen, and Phosphorus Daniel Sebastian Goll Phosphorus in Soil and Plant in Relation to Human Nutrition and Health Rajendra Prasad, Samendra Prasad, and Rattan Lal Phosphorus Management Rajendra Prasad, Yashvir Singh Shivay, Kaushik Majumdar, and Samendra Prasad Phosphorus Effluxes from Lake Sediments Sergei Katsev Economic and Policy Issues of Phosphorus Management in Agroecosystems Otto C. Doering III Phosphorus Fertilization and Management in Soils of Sub- Saharan Africa Andrew J. Margenot, Bal R. Singh, Idupulapati M. Rao, and Rolf Sommer Phosphorus and the Environment Rattan Lal Enhancing Efficiency of Phosphorus Fertilizers through Formula Modifications Ruiqiang Liu and Rattan Lal Soil Phosphorus Cycling in Tropical Soils: An Ultisol and Oxisol Perspective Sasha C. Reed and Tana E. Wood The Use of Phosphorus Radioisotopes to Investigate Soil Phosphorus Dynamics and Cycling in Soil-Plant Systems Long Nguyen, Felipe Zapata, and Joseph Adu-Gyamfi Pathways and Fate of Phosphorus in Agroecosystems Rattan Lal.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482257847 20171218
Phosphorus is an essential plant nutrient, but global population growth has dramatically reduced the availability of phosphorus fertilizer resources. Despite this scarcity, there remain numerous problems associated with the excessive and inappropriate use of phosphorus leading to non-point source pollution and eutrophication of natural waters. Identifying appropriate systems for managing soil phosphorus and reducing the risks of eutrophication are needed to minimize the environmental risks. This book focuses on the availability and recycling of phosphorus; regulatory and policy issues of sustainable phosphorus use; and water quality management in agroecosystems pertaining to phosphorus. Sections are dedicated to global phosphorus reserves; cycling and pathways of phosphorus; phosphorus in agriculture; human dimensions and policy intervention; and research and development priorities. Phosphorus is a finite but crucial resource and is an essential element to all life. Sub-optimal availability and nutrient imbalance in the root zone can adversely impact plant growth, and the quality of food and feed grown on these soils. However, the proven reserves of phosphorus can hardly be adequate for a few centuries only. Yet, its misuse and mismanagement has caused severe problems of eutrophication of water and pollution of the environment. Thus, judicious management of soil phosphorus is essential. This volume is specifically devoted to availability and recycling of phosphorus, regulatory/policy issues of sustainable use of phosphorus, and management in agroecosystems in the context of maximizing the use efficiency and minimizing the environmental risks of water quality.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482257847 20171218


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