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Soil Management: Compost Production and Use in Tropical and Subtropical Environments
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Dalzell, H W et al
xvi+177p figs.,tabls., 29 cm
First Published, 2007
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Weight :  794 gms
Binding :  Hard Bound
Height :  29 cm
Width :  22 cm
Imprint :  Daya Publishing House-FAO
Year :  2016
 

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ISBN: 9788170355045
Status: In Stock 
Price: Rs 1395.00  

Contents Chapter 1: Introduction
Composting, Objective, Food production in less developed countries, Agricultural systems, Soil and its structure, Soil formation, Soil minerals, Soil organic matter, Living organisms, Air, Water, Soil structure, Tropical vegetation systems and soil fertility, The Need for composting, Historical background of composting
Chapter 2: Principles of Composting
General, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Process factors, General, Separation, Particle size, Nutrients, Moisture, Aeration, Agitation, Temperature, Additives, Heap reaction, acidity or pH, Optimum process conditions
Chapter 3: Materials For Composting
General, Materials, Unwanted materials, Useful organic waste materials, Home, Garden, Crop wastes, Livestock wastes, Forests, Rivers and the sea, Urban wastes, Agro-industrial wastes, Chemical compositions, Quantities, Collection, storage and preparation, Collection, Storage, Preparation, Additives, Activators, Inoculants, Other materials, Compost product enrichment
Chapter 4: Practical Composting Processes
General, Small heaps, Structures, Aeration, Insulating blanket, Overhead protection, Assembling the heap-ample wastes, Assembling the heap-insufficient wastes, Turning the heap, Monitoring the process, Maturing the product, Large heaps, The Indore heap, The Chinese high temperature stack, The mazibuko trench, Other composting techniques, Composting of brushwood, coffee pulp and seaweed, Brushwood composting, Coffee pulp composting, Seaweed composting, Composting of night soil and refuse, Simple composting techniques, Partly mechanized techniques, Composting of dewatered sewage sludge, Equipment for manual composting, Transport of bulky wastes, Transport of dense materials, Handling of water, Preparation of raw materials, Making and turning heaps, Sieving product compost, Large-scale mechanized composting, Considerations when choosing a process
Chapter 5: Uses of Compost
General, Improving soil fertility, Erosion control, Moisture, Plant nutrients, Soil reaction (pH), Temperature, Compost composition and properties, Compost, Biological aspects, Chemical aspects, Physical aspects, Use of compost for gardens and market gardens, Setting up a new garden, Strip beds, Fertility trenches, Mound cultivation, Mulching, Market gardens, Use of compost for tree planting, The uses of trees, Alley cropping and forest farming, Tree raising, planting out and manuring, The mycorrhizal association, Desert reclamation, Use of compost for field crops, Improved cropping techniques, Intercropping, Single or fixed row cropping, Paired row cropping, Broad based beds and furrows, Rotations, Green manuring, Direct incorporation of manures and wastes, Combined use of mineral fertilizers, organic wastes and composts, Organo-mineral fertilizers, Combined application of compost and mineral fertilizers
Chapter 6: Environmental Aspects
General, Pathogens, Flies and vermin, Odours, Weeds and seeds, Heavy metal contamination, Contamination

   

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