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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Soil Erosion for the 21st Century

Authors
item Ascough, James
item Flanagan, Dennis

Submitted to: Complete Book
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: March 5, 2001
Publication Date: N/A

Interpretive Summary: If we are to be able to adequately feed and clothe all inhabitants of our planet, we must minimize the loss of soil due to erosion and other factors, and in a sustainable way maximize the productivity of the land resource remaining to us. A wide variety of solutions will be needed, not only in the traditional areas of soil erosion research but also in other areas such has plant genetics and biotechnology. It will be critical that we better understand and model soil erosion processes, as well as develop improved soil erosion control techniques and materials that are economically viable and environmentally friendly. To this end, it is essential that we broaden our horizons and conduct cooperative research with scientists in nontraditional and novel areas. This symposium and the many papers contained in this book represent a broad international diversity of current soil erosion research, modeling, and control technology. The summary statements generated from the panel and small group discussions at the symposium will provide needed direction into the future for soil erosion researchers and policymakers.

Technical Abstract: If we are to be able to adequately feed and clothe all inhabitants of our planet, we must minimize the loss of soil due to erosion and other factors, and in a sustainable way maximize the productivity of the land resource remaining to us. A wide variety of solutions will be needed, not only in the traditional areas of soil erosion research but also in other areas such has plant genetics and biotechnology. It will be critical that we better understand and model soil erosion processes, as well as develop improved soil erosion control techniques and materials that are economically viable and environmentally friendly. To this end, it is essential that we broaden our horizons and conduct cooperative research with scientists in nontraditional and novel areas. This symposium and the many papers contained in this book represent a broad international diversity of current soil erosion research, modeling, and control technology. The summary statements generated from the panel and small group discussions at the symposium will provide needed direction into the future for soil erosion researchers and policymakers.

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