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By G. S. V. Raghavan, P. Alvo, E. McKyes (auth.), R. Lal, B. A. Stewart (eds.)

The goal of Advances in Soil technology is to supply a discussion board for best scientists to investigate and summarize the on hand medical details on a subject matter, assessing its value and settling on extra examine wishes. a big selection of matters has been addressed by means of authors from many nations within the preliminary ten volumes of the sequence. the fast attractiveness of the sequence by way of either authors and readers has been very enjoyable and confirms our belief desire did exist for a medium to fill the distance among the clinical journals and the excellent reference books. This quantity is the 1st of the sequence committed solely to a unmarried subject­ soil degradation. destiny volumes will contain either single-topic volumes in addition to volumes containing studies of other themes of soil technological know-how, as in terms of the 1st ten volumes. There are expanding challenge and a focus approximately coping with usual re­ assets, rather soil and water. Soil degradation is obviously some of the most urgent difficulties dealing with mankind. even supposing the highlight relating to soil degradation in recent times has occupied with Africa, quandary in regards to the degradation of soil and water assets is around the globe. The frequent con­ cern approximately worldwide environmental switch can be being associated with critical difficulties of soil degradation. consequently, we're certainly happy that the 1st quantity of the sequence dedicated to a unmarried subject addresses such an impor­ tant factor. the present quantity can also be the 1st of the sequence concerning a visitor editor.

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S. Broughton. 1976b. Prediction of soil compaction due to off-road vehicle traffic. Trans. ASAE 19: 610-613. , E. McKyes, and B. Beaulieu. 1977a. Prediction of clay soil compaction. J. Terramechanics 14(1): 31-38. , E. McKyes, and M. Chasse. 1977b. Effect of wheel slip on soil compaction. J. Agric. Eng. Res. 22: 79-83. , E. McKyes, G. Gendron, B. H. Le. 1978a. Effects of soil compaction on development and yield of corn (maize). Can. J. Plant Sci. 58: 435-443. , E. McKyes, and B. Beaulieu. 1978b.

1974) have obtained a good empirical description of the process of compaction during slumping by: e=eo['I':,+cr (1) where e is the void ratio of a bed of aggregates with an initial void ratio eo, which is wet to a matric potential 'I'm under a total effective stress (J. The latter term is the sum of the weight of the soil overburden, any load applied at the surface, and a proportion of the soil water tension 1'I'm I. Here b is an empirical fitting constant, and c is the cohesion of moist samples.

J I UJ a::: I / I I I " ' .... , , , ,, ,, , , \ I ,, I I I I \ I I I I I Xy , I ' z DEGREE OF COMPACTNESS Figure 20. Critical compaction as defined on optimum curves and subject to economic definition of critical compaction levels. ) of the estimate if moisture content tends to be near the optimum at usual times of traffic. Optimum curves can serve as guidelines for establishing critical soil compaction limits in terms of yield for expected climatic conditions.

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