how to get the book
Rocks forCrops
Agrominerals of sub-Saharan Africa
contact the author

Readers are encouraged to quote and/or reproduce material from this book for their own publications, but as copyright holder, Peter van Straaten requests due acknowledgement.
 

Forewords
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations

Part 1. Rocks for Crops

1. Introduction.
2. Agrominerals and farming.
3. Agrogeology, an emerging trans-disciplinary science.
4. Enhancing soil productivity with agrominerals.

4.1 Phosphate rocks.
4.1.1 Factors affecting agronomic performance of phosphate rocks.
4.1.2 Rock factors.
4.1.3 Soil factors.
4.1.4 Crop factors.
4.1.5 Management factors.
4.1.6 Guidelines for PR use in direct application.
4.1.7 Alternative options for PR utilization.
4.2  Liming materials.
4.3  Sulphur and pyrite.
4.4  Gypsum.
4.5  Natural K-minerals and rocks.
4.6  Micronutrients.
4.7  Ground silicate rocks.
4.8  Natural zeolites.
4.9  Moisture storing rocks.
4.10  Wastes from selected mineral-based industries.
5.  Agrominerals in greenhouses and plant nurseries.
5.1 Perlite.
5.2  Pumice.
5.3  Vermiculite.
5.4 Peat.
6.  Agrominerals and rocks for forestry, plantation crops and pasture.
6.1 Applications of agrominerals in forestry.
6.2  Application of agrominerals in perennial plantation crops.
6.3  Pasture.
7.  Agrominerals and rocks in agroforestry systems.
8.  Small-scale mining and processing of agrominerals.
9.  Environmental aspects and concerns.
10.  Outlook.

Part 2 Agrominerals of sub-Saharan Africa

Terms and Definitions.
Angola.
Benin.
Botswana.
Burkina Faso.
Burundi.
Cameroon.
Cape Verde.
Central African Republic.
Chad.
Comoros.
Congo (Democratic Republic of Congo).
Congo (Republic of Congo).
Côte d'Ivoire.
Djibouti.
Equatorial Guinea.
Eritrea.
Ethiopia.
Gabon.
Gambia.
Ghana.
Guinea.
Guinea-Bissau.
Kenya.
Lesotho.
Liberia.
Madagascar.
Malawi.
Mali.
Mauritania.
Mauritius.
Mozambique.
Namibia.
Niger.
Nigeria.
Rwanda.
São Tomé and Príncipe.
Senegal.
Seychelles.
Sierra Leone.
Somalia.
South Africa.
Sudan.
Swaziland.
Tanzania.
Togo.
Uganda.
Zambia.
Zimbabwe.
Index.


This page last updated Dec. 10/2009