Earth and Planetary Sciences » Soil Science

Soil Erosion Issues in Agriculture

Edited by Danilo Godone and Silvia Stanchi, ISBN 978-953-307-435-1, 346 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published October 21, 2011 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/926
Edited Volume

The book deals with several aspects of soil erosion, focusing on its connection with the agricultural world. Chapters' topics are various, ranging from irrigation practices to soil nutrient, land use changes or tillage methodologies. The book is subdivided into fourteen chapters, sorted in four sections, grouping different facets of the topic: introductive case studies, erosion management in vineyards, soil erosion issue in dry environments, and erosion control practices. Certainly, due to the extent of the subject, the book is not a comprehensive collection of soil erosion studies, but it aims to supply a sound set of scientific works, concerning the topic. It analyzes different facets of the issue, with various methodologies, and offers a wide series of case studies, solutions, practices, or suggestions to properly face soil erosion and, moreover, may provide new ideas and starting points for future researches.