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When land degrades the environment declines and the economic value of that land begins to reduce. As human population has increased, the impact of human activity on land has grown.  Clearing for agriculture, forestry and urban development, together with mining activity and pollution has created a perfect storm. The world we live in has never before been in greater need of better land management and rehabilitation.

There are two reasons why land is not getting managed better than it is. One is the lack of awareness of the problem, the other is too few people have the knowledge and skills in carrying out land management work.

Degraded land can always be rehabilitated; and this book shows you how to improve land that is in serious decline.  If vulnerability is identified early though, it is always better to avoid decline in land quality ever getting to the point where rehabilitation is ever needed.

Good land management avoids degradation and the need for extensive and costly rehabilitation

 

Pages: 181 

Images: 101

ISBN: 978-0-9943737-7-9



Contents

CHAPTER 1 SCOPE AND NATURE OF LAND MANAGEMENT 
Introduction
Causes of Land Degradation
Broad Principles of Sustainable Land Management
Harnessing the People
Careers in Land Management


CHAPTER 2 LAND DEGRADATION & REHABILITATION 
Introduction
Forms of Land Degradation and Their Control 
Land Rehabilitation Management
Mining Sites
Environmental Assessment
Land Management Programs
The Importance of Trees on Farms 
Ecosystem Conservation


CHAPTER 3 MANAGING SOILS 
Introduction
Soil Fertility
Physical and Chemical Factors Affecting Nutrient Availability 
Biological Factors Affecting Soil Fertility
Improved Nutrient Management 
Loss of Soil Fertility
Understanding Soil Analysis
Sampling Soil
Strategies for Tackling Soil Degradation 
Conservation Tillage and Crop Residue Management
Soil Biological Management
Land Management Using Alternative Farming Techniques
Using Organic Principles to Overcome Soil Problems 
Using Plants To Extract Contamination


CHAPTER 4 MANAGING WATER
Introduction
Water Erosion
Water Reuse And Recycling
Wastewater Treatment


CHAPTER 5 MANAGING PLANTS 
Controlling Plants
Using Plants For Erosion Control
Planning Rehabilitation 
Plant Selection And Establishment 
Plant Varieties
The Economics of Plant Selection
Planting Preparation - Soil Cultivation
Cultivation Machinery & Tools
Planting Techniques
Other Techniques
Soil And Water
Types of Water Wastage
Irrigation Systems
Coping With Dry Conditions
Plant Protection Methods
Weed Management
Crop Rotations


CHAPTER 6 MANAGING ANIMAL POPULATIONS 
Introduction
Creating Habitat Corridors For Wildlife
Wildlife Conservation 


CHAPTER 7 AFTERWARDS 
Plant Associations
Natural Regeneration 

APPENDIX
Distance learning and online courses
E-books by John Mason and ACS Staff
Printed books by John Mason 
Useful contacts
ACS global partners
Social media 

 

If you are interested in this you might also like ACS Distance Education's agriculture courses.

 



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