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Editors: Derek P. Lucero and Joseph E. Boggs
Book Description:
Soil fertility refers to the amount of nutrients in the soil, which is sufficient to support plant life. Soil fertility is critical in sustainable farming and needs to be considered not only for crop productivity but also for the protection of aquatic environments. Fertile soil has an abundance of plant nutrients including nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, an abundance of minerals as well as an abundance of organic matter. This book discusses new developments in the field.

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Chapter 1 - Soil Fertility Enhancing Microorganisms and Their Application as Biofertilizers pp.1-16
Authors / Editors: (Lily(Lili) Liu, Shengwu Ma, Chemistry and Life Sciences College, Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin, China, and others)

Chapter 2 - Model Simulation of Carbon and Nitrogen Dynamics in a Biowaste Compost Fertilisation Experiment pp.17-34
Authors / Editors: (B. Foereid, E. Erhart, E. Schmid, W. Hartl, Plant & Soil Science, Cruickshank Building, School of Biological Science,University of Aberdeen, King's College, UK, and others)

Chapter 3 - Impact of Soil Fertility on Rice Productivity and Efficiency: A Case Study from Bangladesh pp.35-50
Authors / Editors: (Sanzidur Rahman, School of Geography, University of Plymouth, UK)

Chapter 4 - A Comparison between Short-Term Effects of Sewage Sludge Compost and Phosphate Salt Fertilizations on Microbial Activities Involved in P Turn-over of Two Calcareous and Siliceous Mediterranean Vineyard Soils pp.51-64
Authors / Editors: (Stéven Criquet, Armelle Braud, Institut Méditerranéen d’Ecologie et de Paléoécologie, Université Paul Cézanne, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques de Saint-Jérôme, France)

Chapter 5 - Contribution of the Root Cap to Soil Fertility: Extracellular Plant Lectins pp.65-80
Authors / Editors: (Curlango-Rivera G, Albala G, Kemp JP, Duclos DV, Hawes MC, Department of Plant Sciences, Division of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ, and others)
***Open Access Chapter. Free Download Available***

Chapter 6 - Contributions of Leaf-Cutting Ants to Soil Fertility: Causes and Consequences pp.81-92
Authors / Editors: (Alejandro G. Farji-Brener, Mariana Tadey, Laboratorio Ecotono-INIBIOMA-CRUB-UNComa-CONICET, Bariloche, Argentina)

Chapter 7 - Soil Microbial Biomass and Sustainable Farming: Enhancing Nutrient Retention in Soils through Management of Microbial Biomass pp.93-102
Authors / Editors: (Song Qiu, Richard Bell, Arthur McComb, School of Environmental Science, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Australia)

Chapter 8 - Can Soil Fertility Be Modelled? pp.103-104
Authors / Editors: (B. Foereid, Plant & Soil Science, Cruickshank Building, School of Biological Science, University of Aberdeen, King's College, UK)

Chapter 9 - Soil Charcoal Amendments Maintain Soil Fertility and Establish a Carbon Sink - Research and Prospects pp.105-110
Authors / Editors: (Christoph Steiner, Institute of Soil Science and Soil Geography, Univ. of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany)

Chapter 10 - Fertility Status and Dynamics of Soils in the Nepal Himalaya: A Review and Analysis pp.111-136
Authors / Editors: (Roshan M. Bajracharya Dept. of Environmental Science and Engineering Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Dil Prasad Sherchan, Nepal Agricultural Research Council Kathmandu, Nepal)

      Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   Pages: 7 x 10 pp.149
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-466-7
   Status: AV
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