Soil Science: Methods & Applications

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Routledge, Jun 3, 2014 - Science - 368 pages
Offers a practical introduction to the various basic methods of assessing the properties of soil. Each method is explained in a concise and accessible manner, providing useful guidance on how each method might be used in a practical situation.

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Chapter 13Soil Fertility
5Hydraulic 5 6 Projects
6Calculations Chapter 14Salinity
1The weathering of rocks and the development of soil minerals
Water in Soils
Phosphorus and Sulphur
Chapter 3Organic Materials cAliveand Dead Section 3 1 Root sampling and measurement 3 2 The measurement of microbial biomass
Nitrogen in Soils
Olsens method and the determination of an availabilityindex 10 4 The measurementof phosphorusin plant material
The Availability of Water inSoils Section 12 1 The measurementof water lossfromsoils 12 2 The estimation ofwater
techniquestostudy responses and interactions 13 2 The Broadbalk Experiment
and Sodicity Section 14 1 The determination ofthe compositionofirrigation
Pesticides and Metals
1 The effects ofweedsoncrop yield

Soil Acidity
The Availability ofPlant Nutrients c Potassium Calcium and Magnesium
Molar masses ofselected elements

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