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Soil Science Database

Soil Science Database

"The Soil Science Database contains over 30 years of international research, providing an ideal source of information on soils"

The Soil Science Database represents the most targeted and in-depth source available for information on soils, water, fertilizer and land management.

 

Compiled by subject specialists at CABI Publishing, the Soil Science Database contains more than 1,000,000 abstracts and citations, with 55,000 records added annually. It provides a fully searchable backfile to 1973 of research from over 75 countries and provides an ideal source for professionals and students requiring an international perspective on the wealth of information available on soils.

Agricultural machinery

Soils- and fertilizer-related aspects of agricultural equipment, including

  • - fertilizer application equipment
    • - tillage equipment 
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    Cropping systems

    Soils- and fertilizer-related aspects of cropping systems including

    • - agricultural operations such as burning
    - agroforestry
  • - farming systems
  • - organic farming
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  • Earth sciences
  • Earth sciences (geology, geomorphology, hydrology, water resources, climate and meteorology) are covered in so far as they influence
    • - land and water use and management
    - soil formation
 
Environmental sciences and pollution

Environmental sciences related to land and water resources.

    • - air pollution as it affects land resources
    • - land degradation through mis-management
    - pollution of soil and water from natural and man-made sources
  • - remediation of polluted soil and water
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  • Fertilizer science and plant nutrition
  • All aspects of fertilizer science, including:
    • - compound fertilizers
    - fertilizer properties and application – including application rates and methods
  • - fertilizer technology
  • - fertilizers - economics and marketing
  • - plant nutrition; plant water relations
    • - manures, composts and organic amendments
    - mineral amendments; liming materials
    • - nitrogen fertilizers
    • - phosphorus fertilizers
  • - plant culture; soilless culture; crop management
  • - plant health and protection - plant nutritional disorders, plant diseases (soil pathogens mostly) weeds, plant - pests, plant protection
    • - potassium fertilizers
 
Information systems, databases and collections

Including:

  • - geographical information systems
    • - land or water related databases
    - remote sensing
  • - soil
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Irrigation and drainage

- irrigation and drainage management, systems, and water sources.

 

Land resources, land classification, land use and development

This section contains all aspects of soil and land resources including 

  • - mapping and surveying of land and soil resources (e.g. by remote sensing) 
    • - land capability and land evaluation
      • - land management
      - land resources
    - land types and their classification
  • - land use, land use planning, land development
  • - soil zonation
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  • Mathematics and statistics
  • Models of soils and water-related processes, statistical analysis and computer techniques. 
 
Methods, techniques and analysis
    • - air
    • - biological and microbiological materials
    • - fertilizers
    • - minerals
    - soil
  • - water
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  • Natural sciences
  • Includes soils-related aspects of
    • - animal behavior as it affects soil and water
  • - ecosystems
  • - natural vegetation
    • - plant ecology
 
Plant ecology and ecosystems

Soils-related aspects of

  • - ecosystems
  • - natural vegetation
    • - plant ecology
 
Reclamation and land improvement

Reclamation and improvement of arid and sand lands

    • - grasslands
    - industrial land
  • - mine spoil
  • - moorland
  • - saline and alkaline soils
    • - wetlands
 
Soil and water conservation

Covers all aspects related to:

  • - erosion control
  • - land forming
  • - revegetation
  • - shelterbelts
  • - soil conservation
  • - water conservation
  • - water harvesting
 
Soil biology

Meso and micro -faunal, -floral, and microbial activity in soil and responses to inputs. Includes

    • - biological associations (mycorrhizas, nodulation, symbiosis)
    • - nitrogen fixation in roots and free-living
    • - quantifying soil biological and biochemical activity
    - rhizospheres
  • - rhizobium species
  • - soil enzymes
  • - soil fauna and methods of enumerating soil organisms
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  • Soil chemistry
  • Chemical processes and properties of soils and their organic and inorganic constituents. Includes
  • - colloid chemistry
    • - cycling and losses from soil
    • - inorganic chemistry
    • - organic chemistry
    • - soil mineral properties and methods used to determine these properties
    - soil pH
    • - soil solution chemistry
  • - soil salinity
      • - sorption and transport processes

 

  • Soil classification, soil types
  • Soil classification systems and soil types including
  • - anthropogenic
  • - cultural
  • - ecological
  • - genetic and textural soil types
  • - soil sequences
 
Soil fertility

A coupling of soil chemistry, physics and biology in terms of sustaining beneficial soil properties. Covers all areas of soil fertility including

    • - crop yields
      • - degradation of soil health through mis-management
      - desertification
    - indexes of nutrient availability
  • - soil suitability
  • - soil test values
  • - soil toxicity and mineral deficiency in soils
  • - soil quality
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  • Soil management
  • Covers:
  • - cultivation methods
    • - the use of mulches and cover crops
    - tillage

 

  • Soil morphology, formation and erosion
  • Covers:
    • - humus forms
      • - losses through soil erosion
      - soil formation and weathering
    • - soil macromorphology
  • - soil micromorphology
  • - soil variability

 

  • Soil physics
  • Physics and physical properties of soil, including
    • - colour
    • - electrical and magnetic properties of soils
    - soil air
  • - soil structure
  • - soil texture
  • - soil temperature
    • - soil water
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  • Waste engineering and technology
  • Land and water -related aspects of
  • - hydraulic engineering issues such as for dams, reservoirs, irrigation channels etc.
    • - waste disposal and landfills
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Title ISSN
Qom University of Medical Sciences Journal 1735-7799
Quaestiones Geographicae 0137-477X
Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health 2159-676X
Quality of Life Research 0962-9343
Quarterly Journal of Economics 0033-5533
Quarterly Journal of Forestry 0033-5568
Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 0035-9009
Quarterly Review of Biology 0033-5770
Quaternary and Environmental Geosciences
Quaternary Research 0033-5894
Quebracho 0328-0543
Química Nova 0100-4042