Soil Science: Sustainable Production and Environmental Protection by R. G. McLaren

Soil Science: Sustainable Production and Environmental Protection

byR. G. McLaren, K. C. Cameron

Paperback | April 30, 1999

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Soil is one of New Zealand's greatest resources. This new edition of this well-established book introduces the basic soil science theory which is essential for the proper use and maintenance of this resource. it places greater emphasis on sustainable production and environmental protectionand incorporates the new soil classification system. Pedology, soil chemistry and fertility, soil physics and soil management are all covered. Each subject has been placed in a New Zealand context and many specific New Zealand examples are given. Soil science theory is linked with practical soilmanagement and fertiliser recommendation procedures. The influence of soils on environmental quality is described an emphasis placed on the soil condition affecting plant growth.

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R. G. McLaren is at Lincoln University, Canterbury. K. C. Cameron is at Lincoln University, Canterbury.
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Title:Soil Science: Sustainable Production and Environmental ProtectionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:314 pages, 9.29 × 6.93 × 0.83 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195583450

ISBN - 13:9780195583458

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Table of Contents

List of platesForewordAcknowledgments1. The soil profile2. Soil formation3. Classification and characteristics of New Zealand soils4. Soil pattern, soil mappings, soil maps and their interpretation5. The physical and mechanical characteristics of soils6. The storage of water in soil7. Water and solute movement in soils and plants8. Soil aeration and temperature9. Management of soil physical conditions10. Soil organic matter11. Inorganic soil colloids12. Ion exchange in soils and soil acidity13. Nutrient availablity14. Soil, plant and fertiliser nitrogen15. Soil, plant and fertiliser phosphorus16. Soil, plant and fertiliser sulphur17. Potassium, calcium , magnesium and sodium18. Micronutrients19. Soil fertility and fertiliser management20. Additional management considerations for horticultual and forestry soils21. Soils and the quality of the environment