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Biological Approaches to Sustainable Soil Systems

Biological Approaches to Sustainable Soil Systems by Norman Uphoff
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Overview

Understanding the Functioning and Management of Soil Systems; Norman Uphoff, Andrew S. Ball, Erick C.M. Fernandes, Hans Herren, Olivier Husson, Cheryl Palm, Jules Pretty, Nteranya Sanginga, Janice E. Thies
Soil System Management in the Humid and Subhumid Tropics; Ana Primavesi
Soil System Management in Temperate Regions; G. Philip Robertson, A. Stuart Grandy
Soil System Management under Arid and Semi-Arid Conditions; Richard J. Thomas, Hanadi El-Dessougi, Ashraf Tubeileh

Soil Agents and Processes

The Soil Habitat and Soil Ecology; Thies, Julie M. Grossman
Energy Inputs in Soil Systems; Ball
The Rhizosphere: Contributions of the Soil – Root Interface to Sustainable Soil Systems; Volker Römheld, Günter Neumann
The Natural Rhizobium – Cereal Crop Association as an Example of Plant – Bacteria Interaction; Frank B. Dazzo, Youssef G. Yanni
The Roles of Arbuscular Mycorrihizas in Plant and Soil Health; Mitiku Habte
Moving Up within the Food Web: Protozoa and Nematodes; Gregor W. Yeates, Tony Pattison
Soil Fauna Impacts on Soil Physical Properties; Elisée Oué draogo, Abdoulaye Mando, Lijbert Brussaard
Biological Nitrogen Fixation in Agroecosystems and in Plant Roots; Robert M. Boddey, Bruno J.R. Alves, Veronica M. Reis, Segundo Urquiaga
Enhancing Phosphorus Availability in Low-Fertility Soils; Benjamin L. Turner, Emmanuel Frossard, Astrid Oberson
Phytohormones: Microbial Production and Applications; Azeem Khalid, Muhammad Arshad, Zahir Ahmad Zahir
Crop Genetic Responses to Management: Evidence of Root – Shoot Communication; Autar K. Mattoo, Aref Abdul-Baki
Allelopathy and Its Influence in Soil Systems; Suzette R. Bezuidenhout, Mark Laing
Animals as Part of Soil Systems; Alice N. Pell

Strategies and Methods

Integrated Soil Fertility Management in Africa: From Knowledge to Implementation; Bernard Vanlauwe, Joshua J. Ramisch, Nteranya Sanginga
Managing Soil Fertility and Nutrient Cycles through Fertilizer Trees in Southern Africa; Paramu L. Mafongoya, Elias Kuntashula, Gudeta Sileshi
Biological Soil Fertility Management for Tree-Crop Agroforestry; Götz Schroth, Ulrike Krauss
Restoring Productivity to Degraded Pasture Lands in the Amazon through Agroforestry Practices; Fernandes, Elisa Wandelli, Rogerio Perin, Silas Garcia
Direct-Seeded Tropical Soil Systems with Permanent Soil Cover: Learning from Brazilian Experience; Lucien Séguy, Serge Bouzinac, Husson
Restoration of Acid Soil Systems through Agroecological Management; Husson, Séguy, Roger Michellon, Stéphane Boulakia
Conservation Agriculture and Its Applications in South Asia; Peter Hobbs, Raj Gupta, Craig Meisner
Managing Soil Fertility on Small Family Farms in African Drylands; Michael Mortimore
Restoring Soil Fertility in Semi-Arid West Africa: Assessment of an Indigenous Technology; Mando, Dougbedji Fatondji, Robert Zougmoré, Brussaard, Charles L. Bielders, Christopher Martius
Leguminous Biological Nitrogen Fixation in Sustainable Tropical Agroecosystems; Robert M. Boddey, Alves, Urquiaga
Soil Biological Contributions to the System of Rice Intensification; Robert Randriamiharisoa, Joeli Barison, Uphoff
Contributions of Managed Fallows to Soil Fertility Recovery; Erika Styger, Fernandes
Green Manure/Cover Crops for Recuperating Soils and Maintaining Soil Fertility in the Tropics; Roland Bunch
Compost and Vermicompost as Amendments Promoting Soil Health; Allison L.H. Jack, Thies
Practical Applications of Bacterial Biofertilizers and Biostimulators; Rafael Martinez Viera, Bernardo Dibut Alvarez
Inoculation and Management of Mycorrhizal Fungi within Tropical Agroecosystems; Ramon Rivera, Felix Fernandez
Trichoderma: An Ally in the Quest for Soil System Sustainability; Brendon Neumann, Laing
Evaluation of Crop Production Systems Based on Locally Available Biological Inputs; O.P. Rupela, C.L.L. Gowda, S.P. Wani, Hameeda Bee
Bio-Char Soil Management on Highly Weathered Soils in the Humid Tropics; Johannes Lehmann, Marco Rondon
Improving Phosphorus Fertility in Tropical Soils through Biological Interventions; Astrid Oberson, Else K. Bünemann, Dennis K. Friesen, Idupulapati M. Rao, Paul C. Smithson, Benjamin L. Turne, Emmanuel Frossard
Profile Modification as a Means of Soil Improvement: Promoting Root Health through Deep Tillage; Nico Labuschagne, Deon Joubert
Rhizosphere Management as Part of Intercropping and Rice–Wheat Rotation Systems; Liu Xuejun, Li Long, Zhang Fusuo
Managing Polycropping to Enhance Soil System Productivity: A Case Study from Africa; Zeyaur Khan, Ahmed Hassanali, John Pickett

Related Issues

Effects of Soil and Plant Management on Crop Pests and Diseases; Alain Ratnadass, Michellon, Richard Randriamanantsoa, Séguy
Revegetating Inert Soils with the Use of Microbes; Gail Papli, Laing
Impacts of Climate on Soil Systems and of Soil Systems on Climate; Rattan Lal
Economic and Policy Contexts for the Biological Management of Soil Fertility; Sara J. Scherr
Village-Level Production and Use of Biocontrol Agents and Biofertilizers; B. Selvamukilan, R. Rengalakshmi, P. Tamizoli, Sudha Nair
Measuring and Assessing Soil Biological Properties; Thies
Approaches to Monitoring Soil Systems; David Wolfe
Modeling Possibilities for the Assessment of Soil Systems; Ball, Diego De la Rosa
Opportunities for Overcoming Productivity Constraints with Biologically-Based Approaches; Uphoff
Issues for More Sustainable Soil System Management; Uphoff, Ball, Fernandes, Herren, Husson, Palm, Pretty, Sanginga, Thies

CRC Press; March 2006
785 pages; ISBN 9781420017113
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Title: Biological Approaches to Sustainable Soil Systems
Author: Norman Uphoff; Andrew S. Ball; Erick Fernandes; Hans Herren; Olivier Husson; Mark Laing; Cheryl Palm; Jules Pretty; Pedro Sanchez; Nteranya Sanginga; Janice Thies
 
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