Journal of
Soil Science and Environmental Management

  • Abbreviation: J. Soil Sci. Environ. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2391
  • DOI: 10.5897/JSSEM
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 311

Table of Content: November 2016; 7(11)

November 2016

Nitrogen Dynamics of Vermicompost Use in Sustainable Agriculture

Vermicomposting is a process where worms are used to transform organic waste products into fertilizers for agricultural use and as soil amendments to improve soil health. Vermicompost is used in agriculture as both an organic fertilizer and a soil amendment due to its large biological component and abundant nutrient concentrations, in particular nitrogen (N). Vermicomposts promote soil microbial biodiversity by...

Author(s): Adrian P. Broz, Priya O. Verma and Chip Appel

November 2016

Attributes of Neosols associated with agricultural uses in the Semi-arid Region of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

The integrated study of soil properties allows the establishment of appropriate management practices in the Brazilian Semi-arid region. This study aimed at evaluating the physical and chemical attributes in Neosols under different agricultural uses in different landscape positions. The evaluations were carried out in five areas in the city of Martins, RN: Consortium of corn/bean/cassava (CON), monoculture of corn (MM)...

Author(s): Jussiara Sonally Jácome Cavalcante, Jeane Cruz Portela, Stefeson Bezerra de Melo, Mikhael Rangel de Souza Melo, Christiano Reboucas Cosme, Joseane Dunga da Costa, Gabriela Cemirames de Sousa Gurgel

November 2016

Characterization of problem soils in and around the south central Ethiopian Rift Valley

Some soils in Ethiopia reduce plant productivity due to physical and/or chemical limitations. The morphological, physical and chemical properties of problem soils, including sodic, acidic, and saline soils, around southern Ethiopia were characterized and are described in this chapter. The intention is to characterize the soils and better understand the specific nature of the limitations. Sodic soils of Alage, acid soils...

Author(s): Kiflu Alemayehu, Beyene Sheleme and Jeff Schoenau