Advances in Soil and Water Conservation provides an in-depth, scholarly treatment of the most important developments and influences shaping soil and water conservation in the last 50 years. The book addresses the technological developments of erosion processes, methods for their control, policy and social forces shaping the research agenda, and future directions.
Topics covered include:
key governmental agencies and programs
research on processes of soil and water degradation
control practices and soil quality enhancement
the connection between soil and water conservation and sustainable agriculture
effects of technology and social influences on soil and water conservation in this country
The historical foundation, the focus on key developments, the depth of treatment and thorough documentation, and the orientation to the future make Advances in Soil and Water Conservation a superlative resource for all persons in the field.
Table of Contents
Introdcution, W.E. Larson
Understanding and Controlling of Soil Erosion by Rainfall, J.M. Laflen
Mechanics, Modeling, and Controlling Soil Erosion by Wind, D.W. Fryrear and J.D. Bilbro
Conservation Tillage for Erosion Control and Soil Quality, R.L. Blevins, R. Lal, J.W. Doran, G.W. Langdale, and W.W. Frye
Soil Management Research for Water Conservation and Quality, P.W. Uger, A.N. Sharpley, J.L. Steiner, R.I. Papendick, and W.M. Edwards
Agricultural Technology and Adoption of Conservation Practices, R.R. Allmaras, D.E. Wilkins, O.C. Burnside, and D.J. Mulla
The Human Dimension of Soil and Water Conservation: A Historical and Methodological Perspective, P. Nowak and P.F. Korsching
The Connection between Soil Conservation and Sustainable Agriculture, D. Keeney and R. Cruse
Policy and Government Programs in Soil and Water Conservation, W.E. Larson, M.J. Mausbach, B.L. Schmidt, and P. Crosson
Soil and Water Conservation: Soil Science in the Next Half Century, T.C. Daniel, W.D. Kemper, and J.L. Lemunyon
"For the first time, the soil and water science and its adoption, sociology, and politics for soil and water conservation are integrated into one treatise."
- Dr. W.E. Larson, Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota