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Soil Health and Land Use Management

Soils play multiple roles in the quality of life throughout the world, not only as the resource for food production, but also as the support for our structures, the environment, the medium for waste disposal, water, and the storage of nutrients. A healthy soil can sustain biological productivity, maintain environmental quality, and promote plant and animal health. Understanding the impact of land management practices on soil properties and processes can provide useful indicators of economic and environmental sustainability. The sixteen chapters of this book orchestrate a multidisciplinary composition of current trends in soil health. Soil Health and Land Use Management provides a broad vision of the fundamental importance of soil health. In addition, the development of feasible management and remediation strategies to preserve and ameliorate the fitness of soils are discussed in this book. Strategies to improve land management and relevant case studies are covered, as well as the importance of characterizing soil properties to develop management and remediation strategies. Moreover, the current management of several environmental scenarios of high concern is presented, while the final chapters propose new methodologies for soil pollution assessment.

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Soil Health and Land Use ManagementEdited by Maria C. Hernandez Soriano

Published: January 25th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2516

ISBN: 978-953-307-614-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4923-1

Copyright year: 2012

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61815 Total Chapter Downloads

26 Crossref Citations

95 Web of Science Citations

122 Dimensions Citations


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1. Soil Fertility Status and Its Determining Factors in Tanzania

By Shinya Funakawa, Hiroshi Yoshida, Tetsuhiro Watanabe, Soh Sugihara, Method Kilasara and Takashi Kosaki


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2. The Role of Aluminum-Organo Complexes in Soil Organic Matter Dynamics

By Maria C. Hernández-Soriano


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3. Quantifying Soil Moisture Distribution at a Watershed Scale

By Manoj K. Jha


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4. Pesticide Contamination in Groundwater and Streams Draining Vegetable Plantations in the Ofinso District, Ghana

By Benjamin O. Botwe, William J. Ntow and Elvis Nyarko


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5. Fire Impact on Several Chemical and Physicochemical Parameters in a Forest Soil

By Andrea Rubenacker, Paola Campitelli, Manuel Velasco and Silvia Ceppi


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6. Nutrient Mobility and Availability with Selected Irrigation and Drainage Systems for Vegetable Crops on Sandy Soils

By Shinjiro Sato and Kelly T. Morgan


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7. Forest Preservation, Flooding and Soil Fertility: Evidence from Madagascar

By Bart Minten and Claude Randrianarisoa


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8. Strategies for Managing Soil Nitrogen to Prevent Nitrate-N Leaching in Intensive Agriculture System

By Liu Zhaohui, Song Xiaozong, Jiang Lihua, Lin Haitao, Xu Yu, Gao Xinhao, Zheng Fuli, Tan Deshui, Wang Mei, Shi Jing and Shen Yuwen


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9. Nitratation Promotion Process for Reducing Nitrogen Losses by N2O/NO Emissions in the Composting of Livestock Manure

By Yasuyuki Fukumoto


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10. Effect of Salinity on Soil Microorganisms

By Celia Maria Maganhotto de Souza Silva and Elisabeth Francisconi Fay


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11. Arsenic Behaviour in Polluted Soils After Remediation Activities

By Francisco Martín, Mariano Simón, Elena Arco, Ana Romero and Carlos Dorronsoro


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12. Restoration of Cadmium (Cd) Pollution Soils by Use of Weeds

By Masaru Ogasawara


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13. Herbicide Off-Site Transport

By Timothy J. Gish, John H. Prueger, William P. Kustas, Jerry L. Hatfield, Lynn G. McKee and Andrew Russ


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14. Qualitative and Quantitative Assessment of Sediments Pollution with Heavy Metals of Small Water Reservoirs

By Bogusław Michalec


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15. Molecular Analyses of Soil Fungal Community – Methods and Applications

By Yuko Takada Hoshino


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16. Earthworm Biomarkers as Tools for Soil Pollution Assessment

By Maria Giulia Lionetto, Antonio Calisi and Trifone Schettino


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