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Title The biological management of tropical soil fertility / edited by P.L. Woomer and M.J. Swift.

Published Chichester ; New York : Wiley, [1994]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  631.4220913 BIOL MJ20    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 243 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Notes "A co-publication with the Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility Programme (TSBF) and Sayce Publishing (United Kingdom)."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Ch. 1. Soil fertility research in response to the demand for sustainability / M.C. Scholes, M.J. Swift, O.W. Heal, P.A. Sanchez, J.S.I. Ingram and R. Dalal.
Summary TSBF [Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility Programme] is a voluntary participatory international research programme whose members are committed to the concept that the fertility of tropical soils is controlled by biological processes and can be managed by the manipulation of these processes. Research is conducted at both the ecosystem level and the process level on the basis of two principles: that the capacity to manage soil fertility depends on a mechanistic understanding of the biological processes regulating nutrient flux, organic matter dynamics and soil physical structure maintenance, and that successful management for sustainable soil fertility must be implemented at the ecosystem level by integrating soil biological processes with those of human decision making in relation to all components of the ecosystem.
Other author Woomer, Paul L.
Swift, M. J. (Michael John), 1939-
Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility Programme.
Sayce Publishing.
Subject Soil fertility -- Tropics.
Soil biology -- Tropics.
Soil management -- Tropics.
ISBN 0471950955