TY - CHAP A1 - Liu Zhaohui A2 - Song Xiaozong A3 - Jiang Lihua A4 - Lin Haitao A5 - Xu Yu A6 - Gao Xinhao A7 - Zheng Fuli A8 - Tan Deshui A9 - Wang Mei A10 - Shi Jing A11 - Shen Yuwen ED1 - Maria C. Hernandez-Soriano Y1 - 2012-01-25 PY - 2012 T1 - Strategies for Managing Soil Nitrogen to Prevent Nitrate-N Leaching in Intensive Agriculture System N2 - Soils play multiple roles in the quality of life throughout the world, not only as the resource for food production, but also as the support for our structures, the environment, the medium for waste disposal, water, and the storage of nutrients. A healthy soil can sustain biological productivity, maintain environmental quality, and promote plant and animal health. Understanding the impact of land management practices on soil properties and processes can provide useful indicators of economic and environmental sustainability. The sixteen chapters of this book orchestrate a multidisciplinary composition of current trends in soil health. Soil Health and Land Use Management provides a broad vision of the fundamental importance of soil health. In addition, the development of feasible management and remediation strategies to preserve and ameliorate the fitness of soils are discussed in this book. Strategies to improve land management and relevant case studies are covered, as well as the importance of characterizing soil properties to develop management and remediation strategies. Moreover, the current management of several environmental scenarios of high concern is presented, while the final chapters propose new methodologies for soil pollution assessment. BT - Soil Health and Land Use Management SP - Ch. 8 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/29419 DO - 10.5772/29419 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-09-27 ER -