Written from an agronomic rather than an engineering perspective, this introduction to soil and water conservation explores a full range of topics and environmental issues, including some ignored or overlooked in other books on the subject. Comprehensive, up-to-date, and accessibleit considers the hazards posed by erosion, sedimentation, and pollution, and describes the techniques needed to conserve soil and maintain environmental quality.
Situations and examples are drawn from many places to represent a cross-section of the soils, climates and cultures of the world, as well as the full scope of agricultural, engineering, mining, and other uses of the land. The volume covers conserving soil and water, soil erosion and civilization, geologic erosion and sedimentation, water erosion and sedimentation, wind erosion and deposition, predicting soil loss, soil surveys as a basis for land use planning, cropping systems, tillage practices for conservation, conservation structures, vegetating drastically disturbed areas, pastureland, rangeland, and forestland management, water conservation, soil drainage, irrigation and reclamation, soil pollution, water quality and pollution, economics of soil and water conservation, soil and water conservation agencies in the United States, and soil and water conservation around the world.
For professionals that deal with soil and water conservation. Prerequisite is beginning soil science course. Course is found primarily at four year land grant schools, but also sells in non-land grant schools and more rigorous 2 year schools.
This fourth edition of Soil and Water Conservation for Productivity and Environmental Protection is even more comprehensive than its predecessors. It explores the hazards posed by water and wind erosion, flooding, sedimentation, and pollution in various types of land use. Situations and examples are drawn from plains, hills, and mountainous settings in America and abroad.
Practical, environmental, economic, and legal aspects are considered as they influence the choice of cultural and engineering practices most appropriate for controlling runoff, erosion, and pollution.
This book is an appropriate textbook for courses in soil and water conservation. It is also a valuable reference for professional conservationists, land managers, and environmental workers. Convert currency. Add to Basket. Book Description Prentice Hall.
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Arthur; Donahue, Roy L.Soil and water conservation engineering. Download PDF. Recommend Documents. Soil erosion and conservation. An analysis of the joint adoption of water conservation and soil conservation in Central Chile. Ecological engineering and nature conservation. Conservation tillage and biochar improve soil water content and moderate soil temperature in a tropical Acrisol.
Conservation laws for a class of soil water equations. Soil conservation and social stability. In the final chapter sulfur, boron, zinc, iron and manganese in irrigated softs are treated briefly. A bibliography and a study guide are included in each chapter of the book. Furthermore, a subject index covering the whole b o o k has been included. The presentation is brief and fundamental, emphasizing the unique soil problems that are related to irrigation and not covering either soils or irrigation in any great detail.
The subject matter is excellently organized and the text is written in a very lucid language supported by a reasonable number of tables and clear graphical illustrations.
Only very few typographical errors have been discovered. The b o o k is highly recommendable as a text on irrigated soils for undergraduate class teaching at junior and senior level and as a reference for anyone interested in irrigation agriculture, from the professional irrigation manager to the person with only a casual interest in this very broad area.
Schwab, R. Frevert, T. Edminster and K. ISBN The purpose of this b o o k is to provide a text for agricultural engineering students in preparing them for careers that must always encompass an integrative role in tackling such subjects as erosion, drainage of wet lands, irrigation, flood control, moisture conservation and water resource development.
The development of virgin land for agriculture, sometimes taught in course work elsewhere, is n o t treated in this book. Here the emphasis is on the maintenance and improvement of land already under cultivation. The problems treated, and their suggested solutions range in scope from those encountered on farms to small agricultural watersheds generally smaller than ha. Problems at a larger scale belong more properly to the civil engineer. Some material treated in the previous editions has been deleted.
There is no longer a chapter on soil-water-plant relationships, treatment of drainage principles is abbreviated, as are many of the legal and legislative aspects that m a y concern engineers.
The result is a t e x t b o o k with fuller emphasis on the true engineering aspects of design and practice. In this edition SI units have replaced the English units used previously. Chapter 2 deals with precipitation, its characteristics, measurement and analysis.
Chapter 3, dealing with infiltration, evaporation and transpiration, generally confines attention to insights and generalizations developed beforeand might be updated in the next edition. Chapter 4, on runoff, includes subjects of relevance to soil and soil cover, but refers for further detail to monographs published on these topics by the U.
Soil Conservation Service. Chapters 5 and 6 deal with water and wind erosion, while chapters deal with specific engineering subjects including small structures, waterways, drainage, pumps, irrigation, etc. Subjects on headwater flood control Chapter 11 and to some extent open channel design and construction Chapter 13 are included although they should mostly be the concern of the civil engineer.Happy free ebook download! The fourth edition further examines the relationships between the maximum and minimum void ratios of granular soils and adds the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials AASHTO soil classification system.
It summarizes soil compaction procedures and Proctor compaction tests. It introduces new sections on vertical stress due to a line load of finite length, vertical stress in Westergaard material due to point load, line load of finite length, circularly loaded area, and rectangularly loaded area. The text discusses the fundamental concepts of compaction of clay soil for the construction of clay liners in waste disposal sites as they relate to permeability and adds new empirical correlations for over-consolidation ratio and compression index for clay soils.
It provides additional information on the components affecting friction angle of granular soils, drained failure envelopes, and secant residual friction angles of clay and clay shale. Happy learning people!
Mulching potatoes: Aspects of mulch management systems and soil erosion
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July 8, Scientific Research An Academic Publisher. Schwab, D. Fangmeier, W. Elliot, et al. ABSTRACT: Soil erosion is a growing problem especially in areas of agricultural activity where soil erosion not only leads to decreased agricultural productivity but also reduces water availability.
Remote sensing and GIS techniques have become valuable tools specially when assessing erosion at larger scales due to the amount of data needed and the greater area coverage. The present study area is a part of Chotanagpur plateau with undulating topography, with a very high risk of soil erosion.
Such information can be of immense help in identifying priority areas for implementation of erosion control measures.
The P value was computed from existing cropping patterns in the catchment. The annual soil loss estimated in the watershed using USLE is Related Articles:.
Date: May 14, Date: October 9, Jeffrey M. McKenzie, Donald I. Siegel, Laura K. Lautz, Martin H. Otz, James Hassett, Ines Otz. Date: January 5, Date: April 18, Date: April 4, Why Us? All Rights Reserved.Intensive potato production occupies much of the sloping arable land of Prince Edward Island, Canada, and is at the center of soil erosion concerns in this province. Corrective considerations have turned recent attention to mulching, but there is limited knowledge of its workability or effectiveness in potato systems.
This study looks at the effect of mulching on soil loss from potatoes grown on standard erosion plots, and examines a relatively simple approach to assessing soil-surface splash detachment splash erosion under mulch-management systems with potatoes. Regression modeling of unit-area splash against straw cover showed an exponential decay in splash detachment with increasing straw cover. This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access. Rent this article via DeepDyve.
Atlantic Canada potato guide. Aseidu, and P. Agdex Potato crop. Variety, weed and pest control guide. Publication A Agdex Boiffin, J.
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Unpublished Ph. Bolline, A. Splash measurements in the field. In : de Boodt, M. Gabriels eds. Assessment of erosion. Wiley, Chichester. Burney, J.
Development of a field rainfall simulator for cool season soil erosion studies. Facilities for continuous monitoring of soil erosion in warm and cool seasons in Prince Edward Island, Canada: I. Catena — Erosion plots. Modelling cool season soil water erosion on a fine sandy loam soil in Prince Edward Island.
Can Agric Eng — Dickey, E. Shelton, P. Jasa, and T. Soil erosion in tillage systems used in soyabean and corn residues. Trans of the ASAE —, Edwards, L.
The effects of slope position and cropping sequence on soil physical properties in Prince Edward Island. Can J Soil Sci —These guidelines, commonly known as the 'Blue Book', provide support for councils and industry to reduce the impacts of land disturbance activities on waterways by better management of soil erosion and sediment control. This resource is a guide for local councils and the development industry on stormwater management, mainly erosion and sediment control during the construction-phase of urban development.
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Schwab, D. Fangmeier, W. Elliot and R. Frevert, Wiley and Sons, Inc. Looking at an 'old', new book is always a gratifying experience. This one provides the reader with a well-written and thoroughly edited book as well as an updated one.
This edition is the fourth of this book. Its content has been thoroughly checked, revised and brought up to date. In the previous editions, engineering approaches to soil and water conservation formed the skeleton and its content. In this edition, the text addresses the interactions and impact which soil and water conservation methods and practices have on soil, water and air quality and on the entire environment.
The major purpose of this book, as was the case with its previous editions, is to provide a basic textbook for agricultural engineers, soil scientists and other professionals interested in soil and water conservation. The book includes twenty-one chapters, nine appendices and an index, a list of abbreviations, signs, symbols and Imperial to SI units conversion tables. Each chapter is well-illustrated, includes several worked examples and an updated bibliography.
The first two chapters cover precipitations and conservation-environment interrelations in general and emphasize their implications on small and large area scales. Problems directly connected with hydrology, namely infiltration, evaporation and transpiration Chapter 3runoff and surface flow Chapter 4 are well-explained in details and illustrations. In the following chapters the problems of water and wind erosion Chapters 5 and 6 are dealt with and control practices are discussed.
Conservation measures, such as tending waterways Chapter 7 and terracing Chapter 8and structures especially constructed for conservation, such as earthworks, dams and flood control, are dealt with Chapters 9 through Land forming, surface drainage and other methods for draining agricultural land and large areas are discussed at length Chapters 12 through In Chapters 16 through 21, pumping, quality of water for irrigation, water supply, principles and method of irrigation are discussed in a very rigorous, technical language and the illustrations and examples are most enlightening to the reader.
The appendices include compiled equations for determining runoff, flow in pipes, conduits and channels, drain design, conversion constants, generally useful formulae and design of filters.
In the last appendix, a table listing the currently used computer models and programs for soil and water conservation engineering is given. The book is very helpful in understanding the problems, solutions and technicalities involved in conservation agricultural engineering.
As an introductory text, this book fulfills the goals set by its authors, and may serve as a good companion to students and professionals alike.