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Soil Conservation Technical Handbook

Doug H. Hicks (Editor) Tabitha Anthony (Editor)

The Soil Conservation Technical Handbook is a comprehensive collection of know how about soil conservation. Informations have been gathered from individual knowledge along with past often unpublished, or scarce copies of printed material.

The main forms of erosion are covered in this Technical Handbook are Mass movement erosion, Fluvial erosion, Surface erosion and Sediment erosion. The Handbook is divided into two parts which covers the forms and processes of the main types of erosion. More technical descriptions can be found in the references provided alongwith summary of the main control techniques and it also describes the control techniques whom provide information for the practitioner to put together a soil conservation programme.

The present hand book would prove self for post graduate students of Soil Science, Agronomy and Agriculturists. Also useful for scientists involved in soil conservation programme and practitioners.

Contents: Part A Practices: 1. Wind Erosion. 2. Sheet and Rill Erosion. 3. Shallow Mass Movement – Slip Erosion. 4. Deep-seated Mass Movement – Slides, Slumps and Flows. 5. Gully Erosion. 6. Mountain Lands Erosion. 7. Sand Dune Erosion. 8. Earthworks. 9. Sediment Control – Non Earthworks.

Part B Practices : 1. Cropland Management for Surface Erosion Control. 2. Pasture Management for Surface Erosion Control. 3. Fencing Management for Surface Erosion Control. 4. Pasture Revegetation Practices. 5. Sand Dune Stabilisation Practices. 6. Burning Management – Mountain Lands. 7. Fodder Bank Establishment. 8. Managed Reversion of Retired Land. 9. Runoff Control Practices – Lowland. 10. Dewatering Techniques for Deep-seated Mass Movements. 11. Gully Control Structures. 12. Pole Planting. 13. Erosion Control Forestry. 14. Shelterbelts. 15.Runoff Control Practices for Earthworks. 16.Soil Management Techniques on Earthworks. 17. Structures for Runoff and Sediment Control on Earthworks. 18. Dust Control Measures for Earthworks

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Bibliographic information

Title Soil Conservation Technical Handbook
Format Hardcover
Date published: 20.03.2015
Edition Reprint.
Publisher United Book Prints
Language: English
isbn 9789383692071
length ii+262p., Illustrations