Soil Engineering

  • Athanasios P. Dedousis
  • Thomas Bartzanas

Part of the Soil Biology book series (SOILBIOL, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Soil Tillage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Johan Arvidsson, Thomas Keller
      Pages 3-17
    3. Barbora Badalíková
      Pages 19-30
    4. László Fenyvesi, Zoltán Hudoba
      Pages 31-49
    5. Thomas Keller, Johan Arvidsson
      Pages 51-66
  3. Soil Dynamics Traffic and Traction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 68-68
    2. S. Fountas, T. A. Gemtos, S. Blackmore
      Pages 69-80
    3. Rupert Geischeder, Markus Demmel, Robert Brandhuber
      Pages 91-100
    4. G. D. Vermeulen, J. N. Tullberg, W. C. T. Chamen
      Pages 101-120
    5. Gunnar Hoefer, Karl Heinrich Hartge
      Pages 121-145
    6. Daniele Pochi, Roberto Fanigliulo
      Pages 147-168
  4. Soil Management and Mechanical Weed Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 170-170
    2. Hans W. Griepentrog, Athanasios P. Dedousis
      Pages 171-179
    3. A. M. Mouazen, R. Karoui, J. De Baerdemaeker, H. Ramon
      Pages 181-194
    4. Maria I. Kokkora, Diogenes L. Antille, Sean F. Tyrrel
      Pages 195-215
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 217-230

About this book


The agricultural world has changed significantly during the last years. The excessive use of heavy machinery, waste disposal, the use of agrochemicals and new soil cultivation means led to severe problems, which agricultural engineers have to cope with in order to prevent soil from permanent irreversible damage.

This Soil Biology volume will update readers on several cutting-edge aspects of sustainable soil engineering including topics such as: soil compaction, soil density increases, soil disturbance and soil fragmentation; soil tillage machineries and optimization of tillage tools; soil traffic and traction, effects of heavy agricultural machines, the use of robotics in agriculture and controlled traffic farming; mechanical weed control, the characterization of soil variability and the recycling of compost and biosolids in agricultural soils.


Agriculture Agrochemicals Recycling Soil compaction Sustainability Tillage Tillage tools Traffic farming Waste disposal Weed control soil

Editors and affiliations

  • Athanasios P. Dedousis
    • 1
  • Thomas Bartzanas
    • 2
  1. 1.Management of Agricultural EcosystemsThessaly Institute of Technology &VolosGreece
  2. 2.Management of Agricultural EcosystemsThessaly Institute of Technology &VolosGreece

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