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Main Title Sustaining Soil Quality by Protecting the Soil Resource.
Author Johnson, M. G. ; Lammers, D. A. ; Andersen, C. P. ; Rygiewicz, P. T. ; Kern, J. S. ;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Corvallis, OR. ;Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Corvallis, OR. Forestry Sciences Lab.
Publisher 1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/A-92/257;
Stock Number PB93-121119
Additional Subjects Protection ; Soil properties ; Meetings ; Quality ; Plant growth ; Hydrologic cycle ; Percolation ; Exposure ; Soil erosion ; Abundance ; Losses ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-121119 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 12p
People depend upon soils to meet a variety of societal and human needs such as the production of food and fiber. Soils also are important in the hydrologic cycle storing water for plant growth and purifying drinking water by percolation. Humans use soil to stabilize and store human wastes, reducing exposure to disease and other hazards. Even though soils are an important resource they are generally overlooked and their chronic loss and degradation goes unnoticed. Soil is continually being lost by wind and water erosion, or rendered unusable and unproductive by chemical and physical degradation. Rates of soil loss caused by human activities are greater than rates of replacement.