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By G. S. V. Raghavan, P. Alvo, E. McKyes (auth.), R. Lal, B. A. Stewart (eds.)

The objective of Advances in Soil technological know-how is to supply a discussion board for major scientists to investigate and summarize the on hand medical details on a subject matter, assessing its value and selecting extra study wishes. a big selection of matters has been addressed via authors from many nations within the preliminary ten volumes of the sequence. the short recognition of the sequence by means of either authors and readers has been very enjoyable and confirms our conception desire did exist for a medium to fill the distance among the clinical journals and the great reference books. This quantity is the 1st of the sequence dedicated fullyyt to a unmarried subject­ soil degradation. destiny volumes will contain either single-topic volumes in addition to volumes containing reports of other subject matters of soil technological know-how, as relating to the 1st ten volumes. There are expanding crisis and a spotlight approximately dealing with normal re­ resources, really soil and water. Soil degradation is obviously essentially the most urgent difficulties dealing with mankind. even if the highlight relating to soil degradation in recent times has concerned with Africa, situation concerning the degradation of soil and water assets is around the world. The frequent con­ cern approximately worldwide environmental swap is additionally being associated with serious difficulties of soil degradation. accordingly, we're certainly happy that the 1st quantity of the sequence dedicated to a unmarried subject addresses such an impor­ tant factor. the present quantity is usually the 1st of the sequence concerning a visitor editor.

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J g 200 100 3 5 7 9 II NUMBER OF PASSES, N 13 15 Figure 24. Breakdown of total economic costs of com production as a function of number of passes using optimum tractor size. ] and weather with crop growth. Research to date has identified the major factors involved in soil compaction and has led to recommendations for reducing the risk of compaction, as well as methods for alleviating it. These include timing with respect to moisture conditions, traffic patterns, and intensity as well as wheel, tire, and load characteristics, subsoiling, incorporation of organic matter, and special rotations designed to maintain organic matter and fertility levels.

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