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Soil Fertility Improvement and Integrated Nutrient Management

A Global Perspective

Edited by Joann Whalen

McGill University, Canada

Soil Fertility Improvement and Integrated Nutrient Management: A Global Perspective presents 15 invited chapters written by leading soil fertility experts. The book is organized around three themes. The first theme is Soil Mapping and Soil Fertility Testing, describing spatial heterogeneity in soil nutrients within natural and managed ecosystems, as well as up-to-date soil testing methods and information on how soil fertility indicators respond to agricultural practices. The second theme, Organic and Inorganic Amendments for Soil Fertility Improvement, describes fertilizing materials that provide important amounts of essential nutrients for plants.The third theme, Integrated Nutrient Management Planning: Case Studies From Central Europe, South America, and Africa, highlights the principles of integrated nutrient management. Additionally, it gives case studies explaining how this approach has been implemented successfully across large geographic regions, and at local scales, to improve the productivity of staple crops and forages.

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Soil Fertility Improvement and Integrated Nutrient ManagementA Global PerspectiveEdited by Joann Whalen

Published: February 24th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1401

ISBN: 978-953-307-945-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4943-9

Copyright year: 2012

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53680 Total Chapter Downloads

24 Crossref Citations

56 Web of Science Citations

89 Dimensions Citations


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1. Natural Forests of Oak in NW Spain: Soil Fertility and Main Edaphic Properties

By I.J. Díaz-Maroto, P. Vila-Lameiro, O. Vizoso-Arribe,E. Alañón and M.C. Díaz-Maroto


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2. Soil Phosphorus Tests and Transformation Analysis to Quantify Plant Availability: A Review

By Z.M. Zheng and T.Q. Zhang


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3. Soil Fertility of Tropical Intensively Managed Forage System for Grazing Cattle in Brazil

By Alberto C. de Campos Bernardi, Patrícia P. A. Oliveira and Odo Primavesi


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4. Impact of an Introduced Forage Legume and Grazing on Soil Fertility in Native Pastures of the Humid Tropics of Mexico

By Braulio Valles-de la Mora, Epigmenio Castillo-Gallegos, Jesús Jarillo-Rodríguez and Eliazar Ocaña-Zavaleta


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5. Effects on Soil Fertility and Microbial Populations of Broadcast-Transplanting Rice Seedlings in High Standing-Stubble Under No-Tillage in Paddy Fields

By Ren Wan-Jun, Huang Yun and Yang Wen-Yu


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6. Liquid Cattle Manure Application to Soil and Its Effect on Crop Growth, Yield, Composition, and on Soil Properties

By Theodora Matsi


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7. Indigenous Fertilizing Materials to Enhance Soil Productivity in Ghana

By Roland Nuhu Issaka, Moro Mohammed Buri, Satoshi Tobita, Satoshi Nakamura and Eric Owusu-Adjei


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8. The Potential of Organic and Inorganic Nutrient Sources in Sub-Saharan African Crop Farming Systems

By Felix K. Ngetich, Chris A. Shisanya, Jayne Mugwe,Monicah Mucheru-Muna and Daniel Mugendi


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9. Constraints and Solutions to Maintain Soil Productivity: A Case Study from Central Europe

By Witold Grzebisz and Jean Diatta


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10. Mineral and Organic Fertilization to Improve Soil Fertility and Increasebiomass Production and N Utilization by Cereals

By Tamas Kismanyoky and Zoltan Toth


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11. Nutrient Management in Silvopastoral Systems for Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Cattle Production: A Case Study from Colombia

By Liliana Mahecha and Joaquin Angulo


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12. Sustainable Management of Frutis Orchards Using Organic Matter and Cover Crops: A Case Study from Brazil

By Sarita Leonel, Erval Rafael Damatto Junior, Dayana Portes Ramos Bueno and Carlos Renato Alves Ragoso


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13. Integrated Soil Fertility Management in Bean-Based Cropping Systems of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa

By Lubanga Lunze, Mathew M. Abang, Robin Buruchara, Michael A. Ugen, Nsharwasi Léon Nabahungu, Gideon O. Rachier, Mulangwa Ngongo and Idupulapati Rao


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14. Promoting Sustainable Crop-Livestock Integration Through Farmer’s Participation and Integrated Soil Fertility Management in the Sahel of West Africa

By Bidjokazo Fofana, Zacharie Zida and Guillaume Ezui


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15. Simple and Blended Organic Fertilizers Improve Fertility of Degraded Nursery Soils for Production of Kolanut (Cola acuminate) Seedlings in Nigeria

By Emmanuel Ibukunoluwa Moyin-Jesu


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