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Published by CABI Pub. in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, Cambridge, MA .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Soil microbiology.,
  • Soils -- Quality.,
  • Soils -- Analysis.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Jaap Bloem, David W. Hopkins, and Anna Benedetti.
ContributionsBloem, Jaap, 1958-, Hopkins, David W., Dr., Benedetti, Anna, Dr.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQR111 .M39 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 307 p. :
Number of Pages307
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22719533M
ISBN 100851990983

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The first section gives an overview of approaches to monitoring, evaluating and managing soil quality. The second section provides a practical handbook with detailed descriptions of the methods. The methods are described in chapters on soil microbial biomass and numbers, soil microbial activity, soil microbial diversity and community composition, and plant-microbe interactions and soil Range: £ - £ Microbiological Methods for Assessing Soil Quality Edited by: Jaap Bloem, Alterra, Wageningen, The Netherlands, David Hopkins, The Royal Agricultural University, UK, Anna Benedetti, Instituto Sperimentale per la Nutrizione delle Piante, Rome, Italy. This book provides a selection of microbiological methods which are applicable or already applied in regional or national soil quality monitoring programmes. An overview is given of approaches to monitoring, evaluating and managing soil quality (Part I), followed by a selection of methods which are described in sufficient detail to use the book as a.   Microbiological Methods for Assessing Soil Quality by Jaap Bloem, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

This book provides a selection of microbiological methods that are already applied in regional or national soil quality monitoring programs. It is split into two parts: part one gives an overview of approaches to monitoring, evaluating and managing soil quality. Part two provides a selection of methods, which are described in sufficient detail. Microbiological methods for assessing soil quality / edited by Jaap Bloem, David W. Hopkins, and Anna Benedetti. p. cm. Includes index. ISBN (alk. paper) 1. Soil microbiology. 2. Microbiological Methods for Assessing Soil Quality - Edited by J. Bloem, D.W. Article first published ered. For assessing soil quality a complex integration of static and dynamic. Dynamic aspects of soil system, is an effective method for evaluating the environ. book the terms soil health and soil quality are used synonymously; however, soil quality tends to be used more often because of the orientation of the authors. Soil quality affects three essential facets of sustainable land management: Productivity of crops and livestock, Environmental Quality of natural resources, and Health of plants, animals, and humans. To successfully assess soil quality.

Soil quality, as referenced in the preface of this publication, states that it is “the capacity of the soil, within land use and ecosystem boundaries, to sustain biological productivity, maintain environmental quality, and promote plant, animal, and human health”.   Bloem J, Schouten AJ, Sørensen SJ, Rutgers M, van der Werf AK, Breure AM () Monitoring and evaluating soil quality. In: Bloem J, Hopkins DW, Benedetti A (eds) Microbiological methods for assessing soil quality. CABI, Wallingford, pp 23– Google ScholarCited by:   Microbiological Methods for Assessing Soil Quality by Jaap Bloem in DJVU, DOC, RTF download e-book. Welcome to our site, dear reader! All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of it's content suppliers and protected by US and international copyright laws%(). Methods for Assessing Soil Quality builds on two previous publications, Defining Soil Quality for a Sustainable Environment (SSSA Spec. Publ. 35; Doran et al., ) and Soil Health and Sustainability (Doran et al., ). This book bridges our understanding of the theory, methods, and applications of soil quality.