Soil Biota, Nutrient Cycling and Farming Systems is a timely reference volume that explores the relationship between soil biota and environmental and agricultural practices. It addresses topics such as agroecosystems structure and function, cycling of nutrients and soil contamination, use of soil invertebrates as soil bioindicators, application of organic matter to soil, and impact of high-input agriculture to sustainable agriculture. The book will be important for anyone studying sustainable agriculture, agroecology, soil interacting processes, crop science, environmental contamination, and landscape ecology.
Microbial and Faunal Interactions as They Affect Soil Organic Matter Dynamics in Subtropical Agroecosystems (D.C. Coleman, P.F. Hendrix, M.H. Beare, W.X. Cheng, and D.A. Crossley, Jr.). Humic Constituents of Forest Soils as Plant Growth Regulating Substances (A. Albuzio, G. Dell'Agnola, D. Dibona, G. Concheri, and S. Nardi). Organic Matter Management and Calcic Amendments in Order to Maintain or Improve Soil Fertility (M. Frankinet, Y. Raimond, J.P. Destain, C. Roisin, and L. Grevy). Survival Rates of Plant Pathogens during Composting of Biogenic Wastes in Commercial Composting Plants under Different Decomposition Conditions (C. Bruns, R. Gottschall, W. Zeller, C. Schüler, and H. Vogtmann). Pesticides in Mud, Water, and Bat Guano in Some Veneto Caves (R. Boccelli, A.A.M. Del Re, M.G. Paoletti, and M. Celi). Phytotoxicity of Herbicides with Residual Activity on Rotational Crops (E. Capri, M. Trevisan, and A.A.M. Del Re). The Effect of Orchard Practice on Earthworms with Special Reference to Soil Compaction and Herbicide Use (V. Pizl). Is the Bioinsecticide Boverol (Beauveria bassiana) Safe for Earthworms? (V. Pizl). Factors Influencing Diversity of Soil Collembola in a Tropical Mountain Forest (Doi Inthanon, Northern Thailand) (L. Deharveng and A. Bedos). First Data on the Soil Arthropod Community in an Olive Grove in Central Italy (J.P. Lasinio and M. Zapparoli). Biological Indicators of Agricultural Influence on Poplar Groves, Vineyards, and Sugar Beets (P. Casarini and G. Camerini). Assessment of the Agricultural Food Chain: Toward a Reduced Input of Chemical Fertilizers (G. Petruzzelli). Nutrient Cycles in a Sugarcane Agroecosystem (D. López-Hernández, E. Medina, C. Infante, D. Sequera, M. Nino, and O. Vallejo). The Structure and Function of the High Bed-Low Ditch System in the Pearl Riverof Southern China (L.R. Jian and L.S. Ming). Assisted Recovery of Degraded Tropical Lands: Plantation Forests and Ecosystem Stability (J.A. Parrotta). Research on Woody Plants with Low Energetic Inputs: First Results for the Land Suitability System on Ash Tree Manna Fraxinus angustifolia Vahl and Spp. Oxycarpa (F.G. Crescimanno, C. Dazzi, G. Fatta del Bosco, G. Fierotti, and G. Occorso). Wooded Pastures in Western Norway: History, Ecology, Dynamics, and Management (I. Austad). Innovations and Agricultural Development: A Study of Fallow Productivity Resulting from Cultural Innovations (J.O. Adejuwon and F.A. Adesina). Subterranean Clover: Nitrogen Contribution (A. Enache and R.D. Ilnicki). Winter Cover Cropping in Vegetable Production Systems in California (L.J. Stivers, C. Shennan, L.E. Jackson, K. Groody, C.J. Griffin, and P.R. Miller). Hairy Rose Beetle, Tropinota squalida Scop.: A New Component of the Orchard Agroecosystem in the New Reclaimed Areas of Egypt (A.A. Mohammad, I.L. Ibrahim, and S.F. Hafez). Maize Crop Intensification and Borer Attacks in the Ivory Coast: Insect Populations (P. Moyal). Maize Crop Intensification and Borer Attacks in The Ivory Coast: Yields (P. Moyal). Weed Reduction by Burning Straw and Stubble in the Field: Positive Responses and Potential Hazards (G. Giovannini, S. Benvenuti, S. Lucchesi, M. Giachetti). Gladiolus italicus Miller: A Wild Species of Interest as a Flower Crop (F. Branca). Phototoxic Thiophenes in Coreopsis grandiflora Plants Grown in Italy (B. Tosi, A. Bonora, A. Betti, G. Lodi, S. Coppi, and A. Bruni). Index.