This section contains free e-books and guides on Soil Biology, some of the resources in this section can be viewed online and some of them can be downloaded.
Basic Soil ScienceNational Open University of NigeriaPDF
| 146 Pages
This lecture note
provides an understanding of the nature, behaviour and uses of soil in natural
and disturbed conditions. It gives you an in-depth knowledge on the inherent
soil characteristics, fundamental soil properties, basic soil plant
relationships and the available soil-management technologies and practices.
Topics covered includes: Soil Formation, Physical Composition and Physical
Properties, Processes in the Soil Environment, Water Dynamics in the Soil
Movements, Soil Organisms, Nitrogen Transformations in Soil, Soil Actinomycetes,
Fungi and Algae.
Soil Health ResourcesStatus of the
World’s Soil ResourcesSoil health, also referred to as soil quality, is defined
as the continued capacity of soil to function as a vital living ecosystem that
sustains plants, animals, and humans. Topics covered includes: Soil Health, Soil
Biology, Soil Health Assessment, Soil Health Management.
Pages | English
Soil Science Lecture NotesThe University of British ColumbiaOnline
| NA Pages
This book explains the
following topics: Soil Physics - Solids, Water, Heat, Soil aeration, solute
transportation, Effects of cattle grazing on soils in coniferous forests, Soil
Chemistry: Ion adsorption and exchange, Soil organic matter, Soil Biology - Soil
organisms, Physiology and environment of soil organisms, Soil Fertility - Soil
as a source of plant nutrients and Nutrient cycles.
Soil CultureJ. H. WaldenOnline
| NA Pages
This volume is designed to be a complete
manual for all but amateur cultivators. The object of this volume is to
condense, and present in an intelligible form, all important established facts
in the science of soil-culture. The author claims originality, as to the
discovery of facts and principles, in but few cases.
Lessons on SoilE. J. RussellOnline
| NA Pages
The book is intended to help children to
study nature. This book covers the following topics: What is the soil
made of, more about the clay, what lime does to clay, some experiments with
the sand, the plant food in the soil, the dwellers in the soil, the soil and
the plant, cultivation and tillage, the soil and the countryside, how soil has
Understanding and Managing Soil Biology on Tasmanian Farms (PDF 76P)Declan
McDonald, Section Leader and Denis Rodgers, Soil Ecosystems Project OfficerPDF
| 76 Pages
note covers the following topics: introduction, soil health, what is a soil
ecosystem, why are soil ecosystems important, what does a soil ecosystem look
like, microorganisms, arthropods, soil organic matter, bacteria, fungi,
protozoa, nematodes, collembola, mites, caterpillars grubs and maggots the
larvae, centipedes, diplura, symphyla, earthworms, what relevance do soil
ecosystems have to tasmanian agriculture, management practices, things likely to
impede soil ecosystem function, things likely to build soil ecosystem health,
tuning your soils, carbon farming, managing the micro herds how to grow two
tonnes of soil animals per hectare, feeding your soil animals, blending biology
into standard farming practices.