Navigation Links
Rediscovering sound soil management
Date:5/10/2011

At the same time that demand for food is soaring along with the world's population, the soil's ability to sustain and enhance agricultural productivity is becoming increasingly diminished and unreliable.

Fortunately, it's not too late to restore our soil resources. What it will take, say the editors and contributors to a new book, Soil Management: Building a Stable Base for Agriculture, is rediscovering the value of soil management and following practices that are firmly grounded in science. The book is published by the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA).

Soil management concepts have been in place since the beginning of agriculture. However, "our personal concern," say the editors, Jerry L. Hatfield and Thomas J. Sauer of the USDA-Agricultural Research Service, "is that we have not focused enough on how to improve our soils and management practices." This concern led them to assemble in the book the latest scientific knowledge about the physical, biological, and chemical processes taking place in soils, which together form the foundation of effective soil management.

Individual chapters cover diverse issues of global relevance, including water dynamics in soils, gas exchange, soil biology, pesticide movement, and wind erosion. The book also emphasizes the mounting challenges of enhancing productivity while simultaneously achieving environmental protection, and managing soils in a changing climate.

"The management of soil is fundamental to life," say SSSA president Charles Rice and ASA president Newell Kitchen. "This book speaks to a priority message of our sciences."

While the book is well suited to scientists, it also uses accessible language, allowing students, soil science professionals, and other science-literate readers to benefit from its integration of management issues, soil research and long-term conservation efforts. The editors hope the volume will spark renewed
'/>"/>

Contact: Sara Uttech
suttech@agronomy.org
608-268-4948
American Society of Agronomy
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Sound research at Acoustical Society meeting
2. Researcher to present discoveries on medical uses of ultrasound to Londons Royal Society
3. Researcher to present discoveries on medical uses of ultrasound to London’s Royal Society
4. The science of sound
5. PMH researchers create an organic nanoparticle that uses sound and heat to find and treat tumors
6. Researchers discover new wintering grounds for humpback whales using sound
7. Medical imaging breakthrough uses light and sound to see microscopic details inside our bodies
8. Fall bonefish census sounds warning bell that warrants careful future monitoring
9. Author predicts widespread acceptance of pocket-sized ultrasound machines
10. Hearing colors, seeing sounds: New research explores sensory overlap in the brain
11. Bat brains offer clues as to how we focus on some sounds and not others
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/22/2015)... CT , May 22, 2015  NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... June 1st, it will be ending its promotional pricing and ... . Laurence Savin , Head of Marketing ... exclusive promotional pricing until the end of May. To get ... wocketwallet.com/invite and when we open the store on June 1, ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... May 21, 2015 According ... Market by Solutions (Hardware, Software, Services), by Applications (Surveillance ... others), by End-Users (Military & Defense & Commercial) ... Thermal Imaging Market is expected to grow from ... 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) ...
(Date:5/20/2015)... , May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/h8t4x6/5year ) has announced the addition ... the Global Iris Recognition Market"  report ... , ,This research service analyses trends ... the government and commercial sectors, globally. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NXT-ID, Inc Announces Retail Price For Wocket Smart Wallet And Extends Discounted Promotional Price Till End Of May 2NXT-ID, Inc Announces Retail Price For Wocket Smart Wallet And Extends Discounted Promotional Price Till End Of May 3Thermal Imaging Market Worth $9,998.9 Million by 2020 2Thermal Imaging Market Worth $9,998.9 Million by 2020 3Thermal Imaging Market Worth $9,998.9 Million by 2020 4Global Iris Recognition Market Report 2015 - 5-Year Opportunity Analysis 2
... CRUZ, CA--The Genome 10K Community of Scientists and BGI (formerly ... plan to sequence the genomes of 101 vertebrate species within ... species to be sequenced by the Genome 10K Project. ... to gather specimens of thousands of animals from zoos, museums, ...
... Scientists are calling for radical new approaches to ... Led by the University of East Anglia (UEA), ... Suffolk Biodiversity Partnerships and County Councils, the Brecks Partnership, ... plant and animal species recorded in Breckland a ...
... are picky eaters: More than half of all species are ... -- between birth and adulthood. And a new study by ... Barbara, finds this pattern has major implications for the survival ... With thousands of species facing Earth,s sixth major mass extinction, ...
Cached Biology News:Genome 10K Project announces first 101 species for genome sequencing 2Genome 10K Project announces first 101 species for genome sequencing 3Pioneering study reveals UK biodiversity hotspot 2Pioneering study reveals UK biodiversity hotspot 3Pioneering study reveals UK biodiversity hotspot 4Study: Ecological effects of biodiversity loss underestimated 2
(Date:5/27/2015)... 27, 2015 Empowering biomedical researchers ... disease, Cubresa Inc. today announced its MR Compatible ... in-bore PET Scanner uses silicon photomultiplier detector technology, ... MRI machines from manufacturers like Bruker and Agilent,” ... Winnipeg, Canada. “This enables simultaneous PET and MRI ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... , May 27, 2015  US-Australian drug discovery and ... announced today that it will present at the Brain Tumor ... on May 29, 2015. The venue is the ... Manhattan . The Brain Tumor Biotech ... the pharmaceutical industry and the investment community to promote innovative ...
(Date:5/26/2015)... 26, 2015 Regenestem Network ... cells clinic in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The clinic will ... care specialist. Pastrana has assembled a multidisciplinary team of ... in her state-of-the-art Puerto Madero office. , The ... to phase IV clinical studies in cellular therapies, and ...
(Date:5/26/2015)...  Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGMO ) announced today ... provide an update on the progress of Sangamo,s ZFP Therapeutic ... business strategy at 1:30pm ET on Monday, June 1, 2015, ... being held in New York, NY . ... be accessed via a link on the Sangamo BioSciences website ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Cubresa Launches Simultaneous PET/MRI Technology 2Novogen to Present at Brain Tumor Biotech Summit 2015 2Novogen to Present at Brain Tumor Biotech Summit 2015 3Novogen to Present at Brain Tumor Biotech Summit 2015 4Novogen to Present at Brain Tumor Biotech Summit 2015 5Regenestem Network and Silvina Pastrana, M.D. Announce the Opening of a New Stem Cell Clinic in Buenos Aires 2Regenestem Network and Silvina Pastrana, M.D. Announce the Opening of a New Stem Cell Clinic in Buenos Aires 3Sangamo BioSciences Announces Presentation At The Jefferies 2015 Global Healthcare Conference 2
... has been written, said, and even adjudicated about peer-to-peer music ... music service promising to legitimize song sharing. Yet Mercora ... 1.5 million people who have downloaded the software since its ... Mercora's IM Radio the IM stands for Individual Modulation ...
... Norlight Telecommunications Inc. plans to ... cable. , ,The company says it operates 3,800 miles ... more later this year. The Illinois expansion plans cover ... near Milwaukee and provides wholesale network access to clients ...
... — Sonic Foundry has made a new version of its ... it has sold 50 units to date and hopes to ... can synchronize a slide show such as a PowerPoint deck ... the presentation online as a webcast. , ,According to company ...
Cached Biology Technology:Mercora gets music sharing right 2Mercora gets music sharing right 3