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Title Soil erosion and dryland farming / edited by John M. Laflen, Junliang Tian, Chi-Hua Huang.
Imprint Boca Raton : CRC Press, ©2000.


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Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Arid regions agriculture -- China -- Congresses.
Soil erosion -- China -- Congresses.
Genre Conference papers and proceedings.
Contents Part, SECTION I: DRYLAND FARMING SYSTEMS AND SOIL AND WATER MANAGEMENT -- chapter 1 The Loess Plateau--Its Formation, Soil and Water Losses, and Control of the Yellow River -- chapter 2 Agricultural and Environmental Sustainability--A Global Perspective -- chapter 3 Effects of Drought Environments on the Photosynthesis of Spring Wheat in the Semiarid Area of Loess Plateau -- chapter 4 Better Land Husbandry--The Key to Productive and Conservation Effective Dryland Farming -- chapter 5 Study on the Comprehensive Measures for Sustainable Development of Rainfed Agriculture in the Region of Eastern Shanxi and Western Henan -- chapter 6 Rainwater Management for Dryland Farming in Northern China -- chapter 7 Surface Conditions and Infiltration Distribution in a Small Watershed in the Loess Area of China -- chapter 8 Weed Management, Tillage, and Crop Rotations in Dryland Farming Systems -- chapter 9 Effect of Deep-Ditch Manuring on Apple Tree Root System in an Arid-Farming Orchard -- chapter 10 Soil Erosion Control and Damland System Agriculture in Weijiayu Watershed -- chapter 11 Eco-Physiological Response to Fertility and Landform for Spring Wheat under Rainfed Environment in Hummocky Terrain -- chapter 12 Studies of the Nitrogen Cycle on the Southern Edge of the Chinese Loess Plateau -- chapter 13 Management of Phosphorus Fertility for Winter Wheat Production in Central South Dakota U.S.A. -- chapter 14 Effect of Limited Irrigation on Physiological Character of Winter Wheat on Loess Plateau -- chapter 15 Effects of Limited Irrigation on Seedling Vigor of Winter Wheat on Loess Plateau -- part, SECTION II: ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY -- chapter 16 Effect of Erosion on Environment Quality of Soil on Southern Loess Plateau in China -- chapter 17 Runoff Contaminants from Reduced Tillage Systems -- chapter 18 Effect of Reduced Soil Tillage in Grain Corn on N and P Losses in Runoff and Drainage -- chapter 19 Reducing Atrazine Losses in Surface Water Runoff -- chapter 20 Improved Fertilizer Applicator to Reduce Nitrate Fertilizer Leaching from Crop Lands -- chapter 21 Effect of Decreasing Soil Organic Matter Content and Tillage on Physical Properties of Sandy Sahelian Soils -- chapter 22 Soil Erosion and Nutrient Cycling on Sloping Upland Ecosystems of Red Soil in Southern China -- chapter 23 Productivity Effects of Erosion and Soil Management in Three Ecoregions of Tanzania -- chapter 24 Erosional Effects on Agronomic Productivity -- chapter 25 Effect of Soil Erosion on Soil Properties and Crop Productivity for Loess Under Dryland Farming in Northern Semiarid Region of Iran -- chapter 26 The Loss of Soil Nutrients on Loess Plateau Affected by Precipitation -- chapter 27 Productivity Impact of Soil Erosion on the Loess Plateau--A Modeling Approach -- chapter 28 Water Quality Impacts of Soil Erosion and Its Control -- part, SECTION III: EROSION CONTROL TECHNIQUES AND STRATEGIES -- chapter 29 Numerical Simulation of Windbreak Effect on the Prevention of Wind Erosion -- chapter 30 Soil Erosion in Chinese Fir Plantations in China -- chapter 31 Study on Mechanism of Soil Loss and Sustainable Development in the Dabie Mountain Area of Western Anhui Province -- chapter 32 Effect of Rainwater Harvesting Agriculture on Soil Erosion in the Loess Plateau -- chapter 33 Techniques and Benefits of Restoring Vegetation on the Eroded Red Soil in Jiangxi -- chapter 34 Studies on Water and Soil Conservation in the Developing Fruit Estate in Southern Jiangxi Province and the Comprehensive Technique of Fruit Management -- chapter 35 Soil Erosion Control by Vegetation Restoration in Southern China -- chapter 36 Using GIS in Calculation of Soil Erosion in Toutunhe River Basin of Arid Xinjian -- chapter 37 Regional Soil Erosion Risk Evaluation Using an Event-Based GIS-Model-Scenario Technique -- chapter 38 Terrace Systems Design and Application Using Computers -- chapter 39 Using GIS for Land Capability Classification and Conservation Farming Management -- part, SECTION IV: SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION PLANNING AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT -- chapter 40 Research on Soil and Water Conservation in Guizhou -- chapter 41 Impact of Land Tenure on Erosion Control Measures and Implications for Soil Conservation Planning--Lessons From Niger -- chapter 42 Role of Conservation Planning in Technology Transfer -- chapter 43 The Federal-University Partnership for Soil Erosion Research and Extension Programs in the United States -- chapter 44 The Small Watershed Management and Economic Development Methods in Middle of Shandong Province of China -- chapter 45 Probe the Protection of Soil and Water Resources -- chapter 46 An Economic Analysis of Agricultural Management and Soil and Water Conservation Programs -- chapter 47 Effect of Soil and Water Conservation on Development of the Rural Economy -- chapter 48 The Use of Spatial Information Systems for Dryland Farming: Recent Applications in Australia -- chapter 49 Quantitative Regionalization of Soil and Water Conservation in Shanxi Plateau, North China -- part, SECTION V: WATER AND WIND EROSION PROCESSES -- chapter 50 A Multitracer Study of Radionuclides on the Surface Soil Erosion in the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau, China. 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Distribution and Geochemical Speciation of [sup(7)]Be, [sup(137)]Cs, [sup(226)]Ra, [sup(228)]Ra in the Soils -- chapter 51 Research on the Mechanism of the Landslide on the North Hill of the Scenery Reservoir in Xinjian County -- chapter 52 Modeling of Slope Erosion Process for Soil Change -- chapter 53 Investigating Processes Controlling Rainfall Partitioning and Sediment Delivery from Interrill Areas -- chapter 54 WEPP--Erosion Prediction Technology -- chapter 55 Evaluation of WEPP for Transient Frozen Soil -- chapter 56 New Model of Soil Detachment by Water Flow -- chapter 57 Soil Erosion Prediction on Sloping Cultivated Lands in the Southern Loess Plateau in China -- chapter 58 L Factor for Short Steep Slopes -- chapter 59 A Study on Alternate Action of Wind Erosion and Water Erosion in Shenfu-Dongsheng Coal Mining Area of China -- chapter 60 A Quantitative Model for Estimating Soil Erosion Rates by Using 137Cs -- chapter 61 Erosion Processes in Loess Hilly-Gully Region Covered with Sheet Sand -- chapter 62 Analysis of Soil Erosion Based on Mechanics -- chapter 63 Soil Erosion and Degradation Processes from Vegetation Removal in a Forested Area at the Loess Plateau of China -- chapter 64 Relation of Erosion and Sediment Yield and Mechanism of Different Erosion Zones on the Loess Plateau of China -- chapter 65 Methods to Quantify Residue, Roughness, and Soil Aggregates in Wind Erosion Studies -- chapter 66 Remote Sensing Monitoring Information System of Soil and Water Conservation on the Loess Plateau.
Summary "I've seen the Sudan, traveled in South and Central America and been all over Europe, but I've never seen what I've been able to see on this tour [of the Loess Plateau, China]."--Ed Skidmore, soil scientist, WindErosion Research Unit of the Agricultural Research Service, USDA, Manhattan, KansasOverpopulation is at the core of most environmental problems. The impacts of continued growth-with world population reaching 6 billion in October 1999-are felt in most parts of the world. China, the most populous nation, illustrates many of the pivotal problems-and solutions. Although China faces the same effects of overpopulation as the rest of the world, it still feeds over a billion people on a tillable area that allows about one tenth of a hectare per person. The country's efforts to tie together soil and water conservation, dryland farming, and economic development have been largely successful. Soil Erosion and Dryland Farming explores these trials and the lessons learned from them. Copublished with the Soil and Water Conservation Society, this exhaustive text consists of the rewritten proceedings from the Society's conference held in Yangling, Shaanxi, China. It covers dryland farming systems and soil water management, environmental quality and sustainability, and erosion control techniques as they relate primarily to Mainland China. With additional global examples and a balance between conceptual and applied studies, it covers some of the most progressive work in soil erosion control and dryland farming from around the world. Soil exposure while land lies fallow is one of the greatest risks in dryland farming. New procedures and kinds of tillage help control erosion and improve water intake. Soil Erosion and Dryland Farming presents these techniques and technologies to give you a forward-looking perspective into the field, as well as the larger problem of tailoring food production to sustain the population.
Other Author Laflen, John M.
Tian, Junliang.
Huang, Chi-Hua, Ph. D.
Other Title Print version: Soil erosion and dryland farming. Boca Raton : CRC Press, ©2000 0849323495 9780849323492