Agriculture Soil Monitoring Books

  • Conservation agriculture. Case studies in Latin America and Africa (En)

    Series: FAO Soils BulletinsEmpirical evidence has been accumulating that sustainable intensification of crop production is technically feasible and economically profitable. Added benefits are the improvement of the quality of the natural resources and protection of the environment in currently unimproved or degraded areas, provided farmers ...

  • Guidelines for soil description. Fourth edition (En)

    Soils are affected by human activities, such as industrial, municipal and agriculture, that often result in soil degradation and loss. In order to prevent soil degradation and to rehabilitate the potentials of degraded soils, reliable soil data are the most important prerequisites for the design of appropriate land-use systems and soil management ...

  • Storing Carbon in Agricultural Soils: A Multi-Purpose Environmental Strategy

    Soil carbon sequestration can play a strategic role in controlling the increase of CO2 in the atmosphere and thereby help mitigate climatic change. There are scientific opportunities to increase the capacity of soils to store carbon and remove it from circulation for longer periods of time. The vast areas of degraded and desertified lands ...

  • Russian Agricultural Sciences Journal

    Russian Agricultural Sciencesis an official publication of the Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences. The journal publishes review and original contributions from all areas of agriculture, biological sciences, biotechnology, and cology under the headings of crop cultivation, genetics, selection, plant growing, and horticulture; plant physiology ...

  • Soil Quality, Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Security in Central and Eastern Europe

    Agriculture is a crucial component of the economies of many of the countries in transition from a centrally-planned to a market economy and the sector is by no means immune to the environmental and socioeconomic problems confronting the countries as a whole. The concept of sustainable development provides a convenient framework for the ...

  • Soil Quality, Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Security in Central and Eastern Europe

    Agriculture is a crucial component of the economies of many of the countries in transition from a centrally-planned to a market economy and the sector is by no means immune to the environmental and socioeconomic problems confronting the countries as a whole. The concept of sustainable development provides a convenient framework for the ...

  • Late Quaternary Environmental Change in North-west Europe

    Holywell Coombe, an embayment in the chalk scarp overlooking Folkestone, Kent, was designated a geological Site of Special Scientific Interest in 1985 because it contains richly fossiliferous Late Quaternary sediments providing a unique archive of the last 13,000 years. The construction of the Channel Tunnel across the Holywell Coombe SSSI ...

  • Regeneration of Plants in Arid Ecosystems Resulting from Patch Disturbance

    The main subject of this book is the interaction between diggings created by porcupines when consuming geophytes, and their influences on annual and perennial vegetation in a desert biome. The accumulation of run-off water in diggings and depressions made by animals increases the carrying capacity of these microhabitats in the desert biome. ...

  • Physical Methods in Agriculture

    The papers in this book deal with both the physical theories and their applications in the full broad range of agriculture: soils, their parameters and transport processes, soil technology, precision agriculture, agricultural products and their processing, testing and storage and products, genetic modification of agricultural plants. In all those ...

  • Improving Efficiency of Urea Fertilizers by Inhibition of Soil Urease Activity

    This book is a comprehensive and updated review of fundamental studies on inhibition of soil urease activity and of applied studies on improving efficiency of urea fertilizers by inhibition of soil urease activity. The general literature on these topics covers 65 years and the patent literature comprises a period of nearly 40 years. The potential ...

  • Global report on validated alternatives to the use of methyl bromide for soil fumigation (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection Paper.Methyl bromide (MeBr), used as a fumigant to control several soil-borne pests in various crops, is a strong ozone depleter, and governments and international agencies aware of the problem have agreed to establish a programme to phase out its use. As a result, some literature on new MeBr ...

  • Soil Degradation in the United States: Extent, Severity, and Trends

    Soil degradation, a decline in soil quality due to anthropogenic perturbations, is a serious threat with negative impacts on agriculture and the environment. The assessment and monitoring of all forms of degradation is essential to the evaluation of negative trends and implementation of mitigating technologies. Soil Degradation in the United ...

  • Bioclimatology and Natural Hazards

    Anthropogenic influences to the earth's system, including the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, cryosphere and lithosphere, represent a serious challenge to our planet's ecosystems and natural environments. Bioclimatology, hydrology, bio-hydrology and eco-physiology are important scientific research areas with wide application to environmental ...

  • Studies of Sustainable Agriculture and Animal Science in sub-Saharan Africa

    African scholars discuss various aspects of the development of sustainable agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa like constraints of food production, fragile and vulnerable ecosystems, soil fertility, land tenure system, crop protection and woman's role as well as policy and management, socio-economic and cultural aspects, ecological features, soil ...

  • Biological Nitrogen Fixation: Towards Poverty Alleviation through Sustainable Agriculture

    This volume covers recent developments in both fundamental and applied research in biological nitrogen fixation. It emphasizes the application of biological nitrogen fixation for sustainable agriculture, which should lead to poverty alleviation, environmental protection, and good agricultural practices generally. The roles of, and advances in, ...

  • Agriculture Practices and Policies for Carbon Sequestration in Soil

    The potential to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and global climate change is one factor driving agricultural policy development of programs that might pay farmers for practices with a high potential to sequester carbon. With chapters by economists, policy makers, farmers, land managers, energy company representatives, and soil scientists, ...

  • Mycorrhizae: Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry

    Mycorrhizal fungi are microbial engines which improve plant vigor and soil quality. They play a crucial role in plant nutrient uptake, water relations, ecosystem establishment, plant diversity, and the productivity of plants. Scientific research involves multidisciplinary approaches to understand the adaptation of mycorrhizae to the rhizosphere, ...

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