Tom Anderson is the Chairman for Saline County Soil and Water Conservation District.
As today's farmers and ranchers work to produce food for the growing population, they are dedicated to using responsible land-management practices to ensure a sustainable food supply and healthy land and soil for future generations.
They stated this at a national seminar on role of soil in global food supply and oath-taking ceremony of Soil Science Society of Pakistan, held at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR), on Monday.
The seminar was organised by Institute of Soil Sciences, PMAS-AAUR in coordination with Soil Science Society of Pakistan with an aim to highlight the importance of soil.
The speakers addressing the participants emphasized on intrusive policies and strategies by developing the soil management system, investing in the up-gradation of soil and through education and effective extension programs to increase the productivity of soil.
They said that only 10 percent of world soil was being used for food production which must be increased up to 60% by 2050 in order to meet with food needs.
When such petroleum waste is spilled over the soil surface may cause drastic changes in the soil physicochemical characteristics (Brakorenko and Korotchenko, 2016).
Acidity and alkalinity of the soil may affect the availability of some essential nutrients necessary for plant growth and development (He et al., 2017).
Mr Mati, a soil
scientist refers to soil
as a living material that is as diverse as any other living organism.Who is a soil
scientist?Soil scientists specialise in the study of soil
scientists review recent research into soil
as a provider of ecosystem services, soil
structure and chemistry, organic matter, soil
microorganisms and fauna, water and nutrient cycles, and soil
For sustainable and successful cropland management the land use based on soil
cover properties (the pedocentric approach) is preferred (Blum 2002; Haslmayr et al.
texture is an important soil
property that regulates soil
We found significant differences (mound soil
and undisturbed soil
) in % water saturation, electrical conductivity (E/C), pH, organic matter, phosphorus, potassium and biomass in all types of soil