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Soil conservation

Carter, D.L. (1992) Soil conservation. In: Parker, S.P., (ed.) McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology. pp. 424-427. McGraw-Hill Inc., New York.

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Erosion decreases the productivity potential of soil
except in rare locations where soils are unusually deep
and fertile. Crop yields are decreased as topsoil is
removed by erosion. Lower crop yields provide less
income to sustain farm families and less food for the
world. Recent research has identified and defined
factors causing soil erosion and has developed management alternatives to combat these factors and
conserve valuable soil resources. The most significant
recent progress involves controlling erosion caused by
irrigation on highly productive lands.

Item Type: Book Section
NWISRL Publication Number: 0759
Subjects: Soil
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:55
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2016 17:31
Item ID: 778