Patton, Donald J. Department of Geography, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.
- Erosion extent and intensity
- Types of soil deterioration
- Causes of soil mismanagement
- Economic and social consequences
- Effects on other resources
- Conservation measures and technology
- Irrigated agriculture
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
The practice of arresting or minimizing artificially accelerated soil deterioration. Its importance has grown because cultivation of soils for agricultural production, deforestation and forest cutting, grazing of natural range, and other disturbances of the natural cover and position of the soil have increased greatly since the middle of the nineteenth century in response to the growth in world population and human technical capacity. Accelerated soil deterioration has been the unfortunate consequence.
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