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ISSN: 2095-6339
CN: 10-1107/P
e-ISSN: 2589-059X

Advantages and disadvantages of terracing: A comprehensive review

For thousands of years, terracing has been one of the most important systems for preventing soil erosion, conserving water, and increasing agricultural production. Despite having a long history, the...

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Determination of runoff coefficient (C) in catchments based on analysis of precipitation and flow events

Runoff coefficient (C) values are tabulated and enshrined in hydrological engineering. These values are considered to be constant although they may not correspond to reality. In the same catchment,...

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Remote sensing of soil degradation: Progress and perspective

Soils constitute one of the most critical natural resources and maintaining their health is vital for agricultural development and ecological sustainability, providing many essential ecosystem services....

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A systematic review of soil erosion control practices on the agricultural land in Asia

Soil is the basis of production in agriculture activities. The combination of intensive farming activities, improper farming practices, rainfall regimes, and topography conditions that taken place in...

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Critical review of the impact of cover crops on soil properties

Grasses as well as leguminous and non-leguminous broadleaves are the major categories of commonly grown cover crops worldwide. This review focuses on the contribution of cover crops to soil properties....

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Emerging pollutants in the environment: A challenge for water resource management

A significant number of emerging pollutants (EPs) resulting from point and diffuse pollution is present in the aquatic environment. These are chemicals that are not commonly monitored but have the potential...

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Conservation tillage impacts on soil, crop and the environment

There is an urgent need to match food production with increasing world population through identification of sustainable land management strategies. However, the struggle to achieve food security should...

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Influence of salinity and water content on soil microorganisms

Salinization is one of the most serious land degradation problems facing world. Salinity results in poor plant growth and low soil microbial activity due to osmotic stress and toxic ions. Soil microorganisms...

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Using the USLE: Chances, challenges and limitations of soil erosion modelling

To give soils and soil degradation, which are among the most crucial threats to ecosystem stability, social and political visibility, small and large scale modelling and mapping of soil erosion is inevitable....

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Best management practices to reduce soil erosion and change water balance components in watersheds under grain and dairy production

Soil erosion and sedimentation are among the most serious global environmental problems. Soil and water conservation measures have been proven effective ways to reduce soil loss. The objective of this...

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Conservation agriculture in India – Problems, prospects and policy issues

Conservation agriculture (CA) technologies involve minimum soil disturbance, permanent soil cover through crop residues or cover crops, and crop rotations for achieving higher productivity. In India,...

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Impact of urbanization on groundwater recharge and urban water balance for the city of Hyderabad, India

Groundwater recharge processes in an urban area are different than in non-urban areas. There are various new components that must be considered in the case of urban groundwater recharge in addition...

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Identification of suitable sites for rainwater harvesting structures in arid and semi-arid regions: A review

Harvested rainwater is an alternative source of water in arid and semi-arid regions (ASARs) around the world. Many researchers have developed and applied various methodologies and criteria to identify...

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Quantitative analysis of morphometry on Ribb and Gumara watersheds: Implications for soil and water conservation

Morphometric analysis is a quantitative measurement and mathematical analysis of landforms. It plays a significant role in understanding the geohydrological characteristics of a drainage basin in relation...

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Soil organic carbon stock and fractional distribution across central-south China

The stock and stability of soil organic carbon (SOC) are critical to soil functions and global carbon cycle, but little quantitative information is available on the precise location and chemical components...

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Conserving natural resources through food loss reduction: Production and consumption stages of the food supply chain

Globally, attention has been drawn to the increasingly alarming rates of food loss and waste (FLW) along the food supply chain (FSC) and its contributions to the depletion of the natural resources and...

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Conservation management decreases surface runoff and soil erosion

Conservation management practices – including agroforestry, cover cropping, no-till, reduced tillage, and residue return – have been applied for decades to control surface runoff and soil erosion, yet...

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Assessing current and future soil erosion under changing land use based on InVEST and FLUS models in the Yihe River Basin, North China

The Yihe River Basin is a key area for water conservation and soil erosion control in northern China. The excessive development of land resources is a major factor causing soil erosion and ecological...

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The impacts of armed conflict on vegetation cover degradation in Tigray, northern Ethiopia

Efforts made to restore the degraded landscape of the Tigray region, Northern Ethiopia, over the last three decades have been relatively successful. However, an armed conflict that broke out in the...

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Rainwater Harvesting, its Prospects and Challenges in the Uplands of Talugtog, Nueva Ecija, Philippines

The prospects and challenges facing eight small water impounding projects (SWIPs) in Talugtog, Nueva Ecija, an upland municipality located in Central Luzon, Philippines were evaluated using rapid appraisal...

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A new definition of soil to promote soil awareness, sustainability, security and governance

In these last decades, the awareness that soil is a very important resource for humans has noticeably increased. Many actions and initiatives to promote soil governance, aiming at sustainable soil management...

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The effect of hydrogel particle size on water retention properties and availability under water stress

The use of superabsorbent polymers or hydrogels could increase the water holding capacity (WHC) of sandy soil and reduce water loss by deep percolation. However, hydrogels' retained water availability...

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Temporal variability of global potential water erosion based on an improved USLE model

Assessing spatiotemporal variation in global soil erosion is essential for identifying areas that require greater attention and management under the effects of anthropogenic activities and climate change....

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Recent advances in assessment of soil erosion vulnerability in a watershed

Soil erosion is one of the most critical hazards adversely affecting both environment and economy. Assessment of the annual soil erosion rate provides information on soil erosion risk zones indicating...

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Determinants of adoption of multiple sustainable agricultural practices among smallholder farmers in Nigeria

Despite the important roles of Sustainable Agricultural Practices (SAPs) in improving productivity, welfare, and food security of farming households, the adoption rates of SAPs have been perceived to...

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