Soils: An Introduction to Soils and Plant Growth
Fundamentals of soil science; Soils and plant growth; Physical properties; Parent materials of soil; Soil formation and classification; Soil survey; Chemical and colloidal properties; Life in the soil; Organic matter; Soil water; Plant nutrition; Applied soil science; Lime and liming practices; Fertilizers and their characteristics; Use of fertilizers; Tillage; Water conservation; Soil conservation; Irrigation practices; Drainage systems; Manure, compost, sewage sludge, and sawdust; Management of mineral soils in humid regions; Management of peat and muck soils; Management of soils in arid and semiarid regions; Soil and plant diagnosis.
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