Soil fertility decline in the tropics [electronic resource] : with case studies on plantations / Alfred E. Hartemink.
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- Wallingford, Oxon, UK ; Cambridge, MA, USA : CABI Pub., c2003.
1 online resource (374 p.)
- Soil fertility -- Tropics.
Soil degradation -- Tropics.
Agriculture -- Tropics -- Case studies.
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- It is generally assumed that soil fertility decline is widespread in the tropics. In contrast, perennial plant cover provides better protection for the soil. This book reviews these concepts, focusing on soil chemical changes under different land-use systems in the tropics, including perennial crops, annual crops, and forest plantations.
- Contents; Preface; Foreword; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 2 Human Population and Soil Degradation; 3 Plantation Agriculture; 4 Soil Fertility Decline - Theoretical Considerations; 5 Annual Crops; 6 Perennial Crop Plantations; 7 Forest Plantations; 8 Sugarcane Plantations; 9 Case 1 - Sugarcane Plantation, Papua New Guinea; 10 Case 2 - Sisal Plantations, Tanzania; 11 Synthesis; 12 Summary and Conclusions; Author Index; Subject Index
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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