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This book deals with all types of land; agricultural and industrial, urban and rural, natural and unnatural landscapes. It explores the problems facing land owners and managers today; and the many possible solutions to those problems.

Without a certain quality of land, mankind is doomed. We grow livestock and crops on land. We build our houses, towns, cities and so many other things on land. Land is used for mining, for forestry and so much more. By using land though, we often degrade it. With a better understanding of land it is possible to manage it better.

Written as a collaboration between ACS experts in Australia and England, it has brought together knowledge of land management techniques gleaned over several lifetimes of experience across a great diversity of different landscapes.

This is a valuable reference for anyone who is seeking to learn more about more responsible and effective land management; from farms and mines, to forests and deserts; small or large sites anywhere across the world.

 

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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