Booker tropical soil manual: a handbook for soil survey and agricultural land evaluation in the tropics and subtropics

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Booker Agriculture International Ltd., 1984 - Science - 450 pages
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Aims and scope of the manual. Selection of contents. Layout of the manual. The need for soil surveys. Types of land resource field studies. Survey organization and practice. Clasification and mapping of soils. Land evaluation. Soil physics. Soil Chemistry. Soil and water salinity and sodicity. Soil and land suitability reports and maps. The purpose and use of soil and land suitability reports. Quality of soil and land suitability reports. Writing soil and land suitability reports. Soil and land suitability maps. Survei planning and logistics - tabulated data. Soil Physics. Soil classification. Selected land classification systems. Proposal preparation. Soil suitability guidelines for major tropical crops. Erosion and the universal soils loss equation. soil description and data presentationn tabulated weight and measures data remote sensing. Glossary of soil science and related terms. Climate classification. Tabulated geological and mineralogical data tabulated fertiliser data. Tillage implements.

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SURVEY 0RGANISATI0N AND PRACTICE
15
CLASSIFICATI0N AND MAPPING 0F S0ILS
33
LAND EVALUATI0N
40
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