Green Manuring: Principle and Practice

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Publisher Agrobios Publications
ISBN 9788177541885
Author: Pieters AJ
Number of Pages 364
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Green Manuring: Principle and Practice by Pieters AJ
Book Summary:
The value of green manuring lies in the fact that organic matter is worked into the soil and the organic matter in the soil is recognized as being one of its most valuable constituents. The soil nitrogen is associated with the organic matter and the decay of this organic matter influences the availability of the soil minerals. This book discuss the amount of organic matter in soil, its sources, and the influences which operate for the destruction of or the increase of organic matter, as well as the part it plays in the soil. A brief survey of the nitrogen problem and nitrogen fixation, with consideration of green manuring crops, their composition, decomposition and use.
Audience of the Book :
This book Useful for Agronomy.
Table of Contents:

1. Introduction

2. History of Green Manuring

3. Organic Matter

4. The Nitrogen Problem

5. Nitrogen Fixation

6. Chemical Composition of Green-Manure Plants

7. Decomposition of Green Manures

8. Benefits Other Than Increase in Nitrogen. Types of Green Manuring

9. Various Practical Considerations

10. Yields after Green Manuring

11. Crops Used for Green Manuring

12. Green Manuring in the United States

13. Green Manuring in Other Countries

14. Economics of Green Manuring

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