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A Study of factors affecting soil management on the farm

1938 Agricultural Conservation Program

by United States. Agricultural Adjustment Administration

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Soil management,
  • Agricultural Conservation Program,
  • Research

  • Edition Notes

    StatementUnited States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Adjustment Administration
    The Physical Object
    Pagination6, [2] pages :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26834769M
    OCLC/WorldCa1083546811

    see Soil Management and Soil Quality for Organic Crops Farm Planning, Management, and Marketing. often limiting for crop nutrition, in some fields rela- is complicated because a number of factors affect the process. The most important of these factors are as follows. One of the most important factors for decreasing soil compaction potential is to stay off the soil when it’s wet. Unfortunately, this isn’t always possible, as it often limits field work opportunities. While compaction may not be eliminated, it should be managed.

    The major factors linked to soil and water erosion are management practices, vegetation type, soil type and soil s tructure. The nor thern hilly areas havi ng steep.   A set of fixed characteristics such as texture, stone content, etc. combine with climate to set an envelope of possible soil habitat conditions, especially those relating to the soil water regime. Variable factors such as pH, bulk density and soil organic matter content, which are influenced by land-use and management, then determine the.

    Financial management. Marketing. Farm planning. Staff management. Water management. Diversification. Extract from the book: Improving an established farm. Farming is a dynamic business, don’t let the old cliche of the slow talking man on the land fool you. soil and water management. The target groups for the study guide are, Farmer Field Schools, village farmer groups and agricultural extension staff. The study guide includes 7 chapters. Chapter one explains how to use this study guide for farmer training and on-farm technology development. Chapter two focuses on how to set up and run a Farmer.


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A Study of factors affecting soil management on the farm by United States. Agricultural Adjustment Administration Download PDF EPUB FB2

The finding depicts that the identified physical, socioeconomic, and institutional factors influence the adoption of soil and water conservation so, the Woreda Rural and Agricultural Development Office and other concerned bodies should consider these influential factors to enhance farmers’ adoption of introduced soil and water conservation practices and to promote agricultural Cited by: Soil Management.

Soil management implies strategic planning of all inputs into and outputs from the soil ecosystem so that there is a favorable balance of essential components that constitute the basis of soil's life-support system.

From: Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Related terms: Management Practice. The main aim of this study was to explore the factors affecting optimal management of agricultural water in Hamadan’s area.

The statistical population of the study included all Hamadan’s farmers. A number of farmers were selected randomly through Cited by: Soil management practices can be classified as those affecting tillage, placement, and incorporation of residue and nutrients. It is important to understand that changes in soil management practices affect soil water balance, temperature, biological activity, and gas exchange between the soil.

Tillage per se does not directly affect soil pH. Rather, effects of tillage on pH depend on the prevailing climatic conditions, parent material, soil type, and management factors such as the application of chemical fertilizers or lime.

For example, wet compacted soils favour by: This study investigates the factors affecting agricultural production of farm households in the National Regional State of Tigray, Ethiopia.

The major primary sources of data for the study were farm household surveys, focus group discussions and key informant interviews. Soil structure is the arrangement of the soil particles into larger aggregates of different sizes and shapes and the pore spaces left between pore spaces allow the root hairs to grow and extract water and oxygen from the soil.

A good soil structure has stable aggregates, a good network of soil pores for good aeration and drainage to allow for easy exchange of air and water by plant roots. Soil management involves six es- sential practices: proper amount and type of tillage, main- tenance of soil organic matter, maintenance of a proper nutrient supply for plants, avoidance of soil contamination, maintenance of the correct soil acidity, and control of soil loss (erosion).

A study of farmers in New York may represent the earliest published literature in this field.5 This sample was restricted to farmers on a particular soil association who had signed cooperative agreements with the local soil conservation district.

The following factors were found to affect adoption of a wide variety of practices often re. farm management 3 March edition FARM MANAGEMENT RESOURCE GUIDE This resource guide is intended for use by County Extension Office Assistants and County staff to determine subject matter expertise among farm management specialists.

While your point of contact Farm Management Specialist (see administrative. INTRODUCTION. In Southern Africa the most limiting factor to agricultural productivity is soil fertility (Ramaru et al., ).

Soil fertility is defined as the condition of a soil that enables it to provide nutrients in adequate amounts and in proper balance for the growth of specified plants when other growth factors, such as light, water, temperature, and physical condition of soil, are. Specific soil management practices that affect soil health include: Controlling traffic on the soil surface helps to reduce soil compaction, which can reduce aeration and water infiltration.

Planting cover crops that keep the soil anchored and covered in off-seasons so that the soil. The goal of sustainable agriculture is to meet society’s food and textile needs in the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Practitioners of sustainable agriculture seek to integrate three main objectives into their work: a healthy environment, economic profitability, and social and economic equity.

The third group of economists like L.A. Moorehouse and W.J. Spillman defined farm management “as a study of the business phase of farming”.

The most acceptable definition of farm management is given below: Farm Management is a science that deals with the organization and operation of a farm as a. Farm management, making and implementing of the decisions involved in organizing and operating a farm for maximum production and profit.

Farm management draws on agricultural economics for information on prices, markets, agricultural policy, and economic institutions such as leasing and credit.

It also draws on plant and animal sciences for information on soils, seed, and fertilizer, on. Agricultural production profoundly affects the soil; the soil, in turn, mediates the effects of agricultural production on water quality. The functions soil performs in maintaining agricultural productivity and water quality and in regulating the global climate is discussed in Chapter 5.

DAIRY FARM MANAGEMENT. Identifying Problems and Constraints. This manual does not attempt to cover every factor of issue which affects farm performance rather we will cover a broad outline of the factors affecting decision making on the farm and examine in some detail some of the major constraints to production and methods of minimising these constraints.

About: This major focuses on the agronomy and science of agricultural crop production. It provides you with an in-depth understanding of plant growth, soils and factors affecting crop production.

Crop responses to a range of environmental factors are addressed. To date, farms have most often been classified on the basis of agro-ecological factors (such as climate, soil, slope, altitude and, not unrelated to these factors, the crop and livestock systems used) overlaid, to a lesser extent, with socioeconomic criteria (Fresco and Westphal ).

Inevitably such an approach leads to a plethora of farm types. Journey into farm frontier: Soil health researchers study dual use of no-till and fire management these two practices can affect long-term soil health.

in exploring the interaction between. field of soil science and related agricultural and scientific phases. Among the subjects prescribed, the four-unit course on "Development and Morphology of Soils" includes a study of soil-forming factors and processes of soil genesis.

The present monograph is an extension of the first part of the course. The book must be classified as an. Sustainable nutrient management at field, farm and regional level: soil testing, nutrient budgets and the trade‐off between lime application and greenhouse gas emissions.

Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment,48– Gibbs P., Muir I. example), in their turn, can influence farmers’ decisions.

Thus, socio-economic factors, farm management decisions, and soil quality interact in agricultural practice (Kuyvenhoven et al., ). Among the factors affecting farm management, land fragmentation may play an important role.