Soil quality fundamentals

Richard Charles Stehouwer

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The fundamentals of soil quality are discussed. The soil quality is defined by the ability and capacity of soil to perform ecological functions such as partitioning rainfall between surface runoff, infiltration, storage in soil and groundwater. Any manipulation of the soil, ranging from drastic operations like stripping, stockpiling or blending to practices as subtle as spreading fertilizer, alters soil properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages8
Specialist publicationBioCycle
StatePublished - Oct 1 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Soil Science


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