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Erosion and soil productivity

Michael Stocking

Erosion and soil productivity

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by Michael Stocking

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Published by Soil Conservation Programme, Soil Resources, Management and Conservation Service, Land and Water Development Division in Rome .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Soil erosion.,
  • Soils -- Quality.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMichael Stocking.
    SeriesConsultants" working paper -- no. 1.
    ContributionsFord and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Soil Conservation Programme., University of East Anglia. School of Development Studies.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination102 p. :
    Number of Pages102
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15496723M


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Erosion and soil productivity by Michael Stocking Download PDF EPUB FB2

The three societies invited them to present their results at a symposium on the impacts of soil erosion on crop productivity. The book is an outgrowth of that symposium and recommended to those who must advise on and develop private practices and public policy dealing with soil conservation, land use, and crop production.

the objectives of. R.L. Blevins, W.W. Frye, in Advances in Agronomy, 2 Soil Erosion. Soil productivity factors that are usually diminished by soil erosion include direct loss of soil fertility, loss of soil organic matter, deterioration of soil structure, and decreased water-supplying capacity (capacity to provide water to growing plants).

The primary seat of fertility of many soils is the topsoil. Soil Productivity: The capacity of a soil, in Erosion and soil productivity book normal environment, for producing a plant or crop sequence under a specified system of management.

A productive soil is one in which the. chemical, physical, and. biological. conditions are favorable for plant Size: 1MB. The erosion and productivity of soils containing rock fragments has received limited study in the United States.

Yet these soils represent a significant fraction of the U.S. soils. Nearly 46 million ha that are listed in the USDA-SCS map unit use file (MUUF) have rock fragments in their surface. Soil erosion effects on soil productivity: A By the National Soil Erosion-Soil Productivity Research Planning Committee, Science and Education Administration -Ag ricu I t ural Research CCURATE estimates of future soil A productivity are essential to make agricultural policy decisions and to plan the use of land from the field scale to.

Similarly, agriculturists sought out soils that were predominantly rock free across our nation to procure their food and fiber needs and, soil scientists, because of the relative crop productivity of these rock-free soils, have spent the majority of their time investigating means of maintaining and improving their productivity.

Key words: environment, erosion, food, nutrition, soil, water, wind. Introduction The loss of soil from land surfaces by erosion is widespread globally and adversely affects the productivity of all natural ecosystems as well as agricultural, forest, and rangeland ecosystems (Lal and Stewart, ; Pimentel, ; Pimentel et al.

HUMAN-induced soil erosion has long been considered a threat to the ability of the world's people to feed themselves. Warnings of the danger came from Plato more than 2, years ago and from many other writers more recently.

One of the frequently cited reports of erosion's damage globally was W. Lowdermilk's Conquest of the Land Through Seven Thousand Years (21).

Erosion modelling thus covers quite a lot of ground. This book introduces the conceptual and mathematical frameworks used to formulate models of soil erosion and uses case studies to show how models are applied to a variety of purposes at a range of spatial and temporal scales.

Bullock, in Encyclopedia of Soils in the Environment, Soil Erosion. Soil erosion is the movement and transport of soil by various agents, particularly water, wind, and mass movement; hence climate is a key factor.

It has been recognized as a major problem since the s and, although there has been some 70 years of research into the causes and processes, it is still increasing and of. Author: R. Morgan; Publisher: John Wiley & Sons ISBN: X Category: Science Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» Soil Erosion and Conservation provides a comprehensive treatment of the processes of soil erosion, the methods that can be used for their control, and the issues involved in designing and implementing soil conservation programmes.

SOIL EROSION Soil Erosion Research Methods, by R. Lal (Editor). Soil and Water Conservation Society,Ankeny, IA, U.S.A. pp, 39 figures, 21 tables, $ ISBN X. Erosion, the most severe process of soil degradation, is apparent in many areas of the world and can be aggravated severely by inappropriate soil management.

Massee, T.W. and Waggoner, H.O. () Productivity Losses from Soil Erosion on Dry Cropland in the Intermountain Area.

Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 40(5) This fourth edition of Soil and Water Conservation for Productivity and Environmental Protection is even more comprehensive than its predecessors. It explores the hazards posed by water and wind erosion, flooding, sedimentation, and pollution in various types of land s: 5.

The Effects of Forest Management on Erosion and Soil Productivity Rangeland Soil Erosion and Soil Quality: Role of Soil Resistance, Resilience, and Disturbance Regime Section IV: Soil Erosion and Productivity Relation Between Soil Quality and Erosion Erosion Impacts on Crop Yield for Selected Soils of the North Central United States In earth science, erosion is the action of surface processes (such as water flow or wind) that removes soil, rock, or dissolved material from one location on the Earth's crust, and then transports it to another location (not to be confused with weathering which involves no movement).

This natural process is caused by the dynamic activity of erosive agents, that is, water, ice (glaciers), snow. “Principles of Soil Management and Conservation” comprehensively reviews the state-of-knowledge on soil erosion and management. It discusses in detail soil conservation topics in relation to soil productivity, environment quality, and agronomic production.

It addresses the implications of soil. Soil Quality and Soil Erosion Edited by Rattan Lal E-book. This book examines the impact of erosion on agricultural land. Topics include erosion impact on crop yield, effect of forest management on erosion and soil productivity, and applying soil quality concepts to combat soil erosion.

"The second edition of Soil Erosion Research Methods is a result of the enthusiastic reception of the first edition by soil erosion researchers around the world.

This new version is a response to the continued and growing need to promote the use of appropriate methodology to evaluate soil erosion."Format: Paperback. Magnitude and the impacts of soil erosion on productivity depend on soil profile and horizonation, terrain, soil management, and climate characteristics.

There are so many factors and processes.