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Soil organic carbon and feeding the future, basic soil processes, edited by Rattan Lal

"Soil organic matter (SOM) is a highly reactive constituent of the soil matrix. This volume of Advances in Soil Science explains pedological processes set-in-motion by increases in SOM content of depleted and degraded soils. The book identifies policy options needed to translate science into action for making sustainable management of SOM a strategy for adaptation to and mitigation of climate change. It will appeal to agricultural, environmental and soil scientists demonstrating the link between soil organic matter stock and provisioning of critical ecosystem services for nature and humans"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
1., Is there evidence for significant tillage-induced soil organic C sequestration below the plow layer?, 2., Managing soil organic carbon for climate change mitigation and food security, 3., Soil management, organic matter, and human nutrition, 4., Building bridges between natural nutrient sources and fertilizers for soil health and sustainable food security, 5., Organic matter and nutrient availability, 6., Soil organic matter and microorganisms in management systems for food and feedstock production, 7., Carbon sequestration in productive land use systems in the Peruvian Amazon, 8., Soil organic matter stocks and content: critical policy issues?, 9., Modelling soil organic carbon: implications for soil organic matter management in the Indian Himalayan Region, 10., Managing soil organic matter under dryland farming systems for climate change adaptation and sustaining agriculture productivity, 11., Managing soil organic matter for alleviating drought stress in dryland farming in North American Great Plains, 12., Advances in soil health, 13., Soil organic carbon sequestration and turnover in semi-arid tropics and subtropics in relation to agronomic yield and sustainability
Literary Form
non fiction
First edition.
Physical Description
1 online resource (339 pages)
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

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