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Soil Erosion Issues in Agriculture

Edited by Danilo Godone

National Research Council, Italy


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.

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Soil Erosion Issues in AgricultureEdited by Danilo Godone

Published: October 21st 2011

DOI: 10.5772/926

ISBN: 978-953-307-435-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4916-3

Copyright year: 2011

Books open for chapter submissions

43982 Total Chapter Downloads

21 Crossref Citations

39 Web of Science Citations

63 Dimensions Citations


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1. Soil Degradation

By Rajendra Hegde, A. Natarajan, L G K Naidu and Dipak Sarkar


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2. Water Erosion from Agricultural Land Under Atlantic Climate

By Montserrat Valcárcel, Antonio Paz González, Jorge Dafonte, José Manuel Mirás-Avalos, Jorge Paz-Ferreiro, Ildegardis Bertol and Eva Vidal Vázquez


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3. Micro-Topographic Characteristics in Coordinate with Surface Erosion

By Qingfeng Zhang, Longshan Zhao, Faqi Wu and Jian Wang


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4. Losses of Soil and Nutrients from a Purplish Soil on Slopping Lands as Affected by Rain Intensity and Farming Practices

By Chaowen Lin, Chunyan Luo, Liangyu Pang and Shihua Tu


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5. Soil Erosion Aspects in Agricultural Ecosystem

By Elena Comino, Paolo Marengo and Valentina Rolli


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6. Evaluation of Erosion Intensity and Some of Its Consequences in Vineyards from Two Hilly Environments Under a Mediterranean Type of Climate, Italy

By Giuseppe Corti, Eugenio Cavallo, Stefania Cocco, Marcella Biddoccu, Giorgia Brecciaroli and Alberto Agnelli


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7. Hydrological Effects of Different Soil Management Practices in Mediterranean Areas

By Giuseppe Bombino, Vincenzo Tamburino, Demetrio Antonio Zema and Santo Marcello Zimbone


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8. Planting System on Permanent Beds; A Conservation Agriculture Alternative for Crop Production in the Mexican Plateau

By Agustin Limon-Ortega


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9. The Significance of Soil Erosion on Soil Fertility Under Different Tillage Systems and Granitic Sandy Soils in Semi-Arid Zimbabwe: A Comparison of Nutrient Losses Due to Sheet Erosion, Leaching and Plant Uptake

By Adelaide Munodawafa


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10. Effect of Slope Position and Land-Use Changes to Bio- Physical Soil Properties in Nakasongola Pastoral Rangeland Areas, Central Uganda

By M. Buyinza and M. Nabalegwa


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11. Pastoral Hill Slope Erosion in New Zealand and the Role of Poplar and Willow Trees in Its Reduction

By Ian McIvor, Grant Douglas, John Dymond, Garth Eyles and Michael Marden


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12. Erosion Control in Furrow Irrigation Using Polyacrylamide

By Carlos Chávez, Carlos Fuentes and Fernando Brambila


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13. Soil Erosion Control on Arable Lands from North-East Romania

By Bucur Daniel, Jitareanu Gerard and Ailincai Costica


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14. Terracing as a Measure of Soil Erosion Control and Its Effect on Improvement of Infiltration in Eroded Environment

By Marcin K. Widomski


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