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Soil physics and hydrology: Conditioners

Sojka, R.E. and Orts, W.J. and Entry, J.A. (2004) Soil physics and hydrology: Conditioners. In: Hillel, D., (ed.) Encyclopedia of Soils in the Environment. pp. 301-306. Elsevier, Ltd, Oxford, U.K.

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The use of naturally occurring materials as soil-stabilizing
conditioners has been part of agriculture
and general land management for millennia. Some of
the most familiar conditioners in use since ancient
times include animal and green manures, peat, crop
residues, organic composts, and lime. These early uses
of conditioners resulted from knowledge gained from
trial and error long before there was scientific understanding
of how efficacy was derived. Other conditioners
in use for centuries or decades include composted
manures, various organic debris, including sawdust
or other milling residues, food, textile, and paper-processing
wastes and other organic industrial wastes,
as well as mineral materials such as rock phosphates,
gypsum, coal dust, rock flour, and sand

Item Type: Book Section
NWISRL Publication Number: 1137
Subjects: Soil
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:55
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2016 16:39
Item ID: 823