This work features scientific, technical and practical information on mineral, organic and synthetic conditioners, as well as their beneficial effects on the soil's physical properties that promote optimal plant growth, maximize soil fertility, and enhance biomediation processes. It promotes the synergistic use of various agricultural technologies to manage global concerns of decreasing arable land.

part I|41 pages

Soil Conditioners

chapter 1|41 pages

Introduction: Soil Conditioners, Soil Quality and Soil Sustainability

ByArthur Wallace, Richard E. Terry

part II|144 pages

Organic Soil Conditioners

chapter 2|53 pages

Organic Mulches, Wood Products, and Composts as Soil Amendments and Conditioners

ByMargie Lynn Stratton, Jack E. Rechcigl

chapter 3|22 pages

Paper Sludges as Soil Conditioners

ByJeffrey Norrie, Alejandro Fierro

chapter 4|21 pages

Use of Manures for Soil Improvement

ByMarcello Pagliai, Nadia Vignozzi

chapter 5|25 pages

Biosolids and Their Effects on Soil Properties

ByAlan Olness, C. E. Clapp, Ruilong Liu, Antonio J. Palazzo

chapter 6|20 pages

Cheese Whey as a Soil Conditioner

ByCharles W. Robbins, Gary A. Lehrsch

part III|145 pages

Mineral Soil Conditioners

chapter 7|29 pages

Mined and By-Product Gypsum as Soil Amendments and Conditioners

ByGuy J. Levy, Malcolm E. Sumner

chapter 8|40 pages

Use of Acids and Aciduiants on Alkali Soils and Water

ByS. Miyamoto

chapter 9|35 pages

Mined and Industrial Waste Products Capable of Generating Gypsum in Soil

ByL. L. Somani, K. L. Totawat

chapter 10|16 pages

Testing Soils for Lime Requirement

ByMichael N. Quigley

chapter 11|23 pages

Liming to Improve Chemical and Physical Properties of Soil

ByL. Darrell Norton, X. C. (John) Zhang

part IV|178 pages

Polymer Soil Conditioners

chapter 13|22 pages

Improvement of Sandy Soils with Soil Conditioners

ByAbdulrasol M. Al-Omran, Abdulaziz R. Al-Harbi

chapter 14|14 pages

Krilium: The Famous Soil Conditioner of the 1950s

BySheldon D. Nelson

chapter 15|30 pages

Some Uses of Water-Soluble Polymers in Soil

ByGuy J. Levy, M. Ben-Hur

part V|63 pages

Example Uses of Soil Conditioners

chapter 19|32 pages

Use of Soil Conditioners in Landscape Soil Preparation

ByGarn A. Wallace

chapter 20|7 pages

Soil Conditioners for Sports Turf Areas

ByC. Frank Williams, Donavon H. Taylor