Soil Science

Author(s): Ron McLaren

Science

An introduction to basic soil science theory which is essential for the proper use and maintenance of this resource. Pedology, soil chemistry and fertility, soil physics and soil management are all considered in a New Zealand context.

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List of plates; Foreword; Acknowledgments; 1. The soil profile; 2. Soil formation; 3. Classification and characteristics of New Zealand soils; 4. Soil pattern, soil mappings, soil maps and their interpretation; 5. The physical and mechanical characteristics of soils; 6. The storage of water in soil; 7. Water and solute movement in soils and plants; 8. Soil aeration and temperature; 9. Management of soil physical conditions; 10. Soil organic matter; 11. Inorganic soil colloids; 12. Ion exchange in soils and soil acidity; 13. Nutrient availablity; 14. Soil, plant and fertiliser nitrogen; 15. Soil, plant and fertiliser phosphorus; 16. Soil, plant and fertiliser sulphur; 17. Potassium, calcium , magnesium and sodium; 18. Micronutrients; 19. Soil fertility and fertiliser management; 20. Additional management considerations for horticultual and forestry soils; 21. Soils and the quality of the environment

General Fields

  • : 9780195583458
  • : oup
  • : oup
  • : 0.689
  • : October 1996
  • : 236mm X 176mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ron McLaren
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : 631.4
  • : 314
  • : 8 pp colour wraps, halftones and line drawings throughout