A Handbook of Soil, Fertilizer and Manure (2nd Ed.) (PB)

A Handbook of Soil, Fertilizer and Manure (2nd Ed.) (PB)
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A Handbook of Soil, Fertilizer and Manure (2nd Ed.) (PB)

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Preface The Second Edition of the book provides a brief treatment of the principles of soil, as they exits and interact in the environment and concepts of fertilizer and manure along with practical aspects of their utilization. It is the author s intent to produce compendium of information s that is equally useful to students in curricula, such as soil science, agronomy, horticulture and forestry as well as to non agricultural students of plant science, ecology, natural resources and environmental studies. It will serve as a foundation text for agriculturist and lay person as well. The book offers a comprehensive coverage of chapters on Soil An Introduction, Soil Formation, Soil Classification, Soil Properties, Soil Factors for Plant Growth, Major Plant Nutrients, The Secondary Nutrients, The Micronutrients, Soil Degradation in India, Soils of India, Soil Pollution, Fertilizer An introduction, Nitrogenous Fertilizers, Phosphatic Fertilizers, Potassic Fertilizers, Fertilizer Sources Containing Secondary and Micronutrients, Efficient Use of Fertilizers, Soil Fertility Evaluation and Fertilizer Recommendations, Balanced Fertilization, Fertilizer Policy Issues for 2000-2025 , Manure An Introduction, Composting, Biofertilizers Microbial Inoculant, Vermicomposting, Ecofriendly Farming System. A separate section of related terminology comprising the terms, which are not covered in text has been included to give better understanding of the subject. The book will be useful for students, associated with conservation, forestry and environmental sciences. Efforts have been made to compile recent available information so as to make it more useful however, perfection is never achieved and as such any suggestion for further improvement by the readers will be
welcomed. While compiling, the author has drawn some matter form popular journals, books, reports etc. and is indebted to the editors, publishers and authors of these publications. The author also indebted to Sh. S. K. Sharma, department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, Bikaner who collaborated on the related terminology section if this book
P.K. Gupta
Contents Chapter 1 ......................................................................................... 1 Soil An Introduction ................................................................... 1 Modern Concept ......................................................................................................... 1 Parent Material ........................................................................................................... 2 Regolith .......................................................................................................................... 2 Top Soil or Surface Soil ........................................................................................... 3 Subsoil ............................................................................................................................ 3 Bedrock .......................................................................................................................... 3 Mineral Soil .................................................................................................................. 3 Organic Soil .................................................................................................................. 3