Introductory Soil Science Laboratory Manual

Paperback | February 1, 1995

byRobert G. Palmer, Frederick R. Troeh

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Understanding soils and their relationship to the environment is increasing in importance as we learn more about the environment in which we live. Soils are important in crop production, in serving as a buffer in the environment, as a building medium, and in a multitude of other applications.In the third edition of this manual, new materials addressing specific environmental concerns related to crop production and groundwater supplement the exercises from previous editions. Flexibility in the exercises allows the instructor and students to tailor applications to local resources andconditions. The materials included give substantial meaning to otherwise abstract topics such as soil profiles and horizons, soil texture, cation exchange capacity, nitrate leaching, and non-point source pollution. Students will gain an understanding of how much water a soil can hold, how rapidlysoluble materials such as nitrates may leach through a given soil, how much lime a soil may need, and how much soil loss can be tolerated. These exercises provide a basic understanding of soils and serve as background material for students who will take advanced courses in soils. This text is anideal supplement to regular class work in an introductory soils course.

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Understanding soils and their relationship to the environment is increasing in importance as we learn more about the environment in which we live. Soils are important in crop production, in serving as a buffer in the environment, as a building medium, and in a multitude of other applications.In the third edition of this manual, new ma...

Robert G. Palmer is Manager of Agronomy Service Support at Pioneer Hi-Bred International in Tipton, Indiana. His publications include professional articles in the area of soil management and conservation, four previous versions of this manual, and crop managament and other guides developed for use by agronomists in the field. Fred...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 10.98 × 8.66 × 0.39 inPublished:February 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195094360

ISBN - 13:9780195094367

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Soil Survey Reports and Land Descriptions2. Soil Parent Materials3. Soil Texture4. Soil Structure5. Soil Water6. Soils and Landscapes7. Soil Profile Characteristics8. Soil Biology9. Soil Organic Matter10. Soil Chemistry11. Soil Testing and Soil Fertility12. Nitrogen and Soil Nitrates13. Soil Conservation

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"A good laboratory manual for introductory soils instruction....I liked the chance to choose several levels of accuracy and difficulty in measuring soil texture."--David Munn, Ohio State University