Sustainable soils, sustainable communities: Promoting the environmental and social sustainability of human-soil interactions in Iowa

dc.contributor.advisor Thomas C Kaspar
dc.contributor.advisor Mary Wiedenhoeft
dc.contributor.author Moore, Eric
dc.contributor.department Agronomy
dc.date 2018-08-11T07:38:31.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:42:30Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T02:42:30Z
dc.date.copyright Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2012
dc.date.embargo 2013-06-05
dc.date.issued 2012-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Few environmental factors play as significant a role in shaping ecological and social communities as soil. Soil performs a number of functions that are critical to humanity. The incredible capacity of soil to support life does not make it immune to abuse. Although agriculture is often cited as the primary culprit, the degradation of soils is not limited to farmers. Urban populations also contribute to soil degradation through ignorance and tacit support of unsustainable soil management practices. If unsustainable soil management practices are to be stopped, then both rural and urban populations must take action to better understand and interact with soil. This thesis examines two strategies that have the potential to improve the sustainability of human interactions with soil. One strategy is implementing rye cover crops in corn/soybean cropping systems. The other strategy involves teaching urban youth about the role that soils play in personal and environmental health.</p>
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dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/etd/12413/
dc.identifier.articleid 3420
dc.identifier.contextkey 3437780
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-694
dc.identifier.s3bucket isulib-bepress-aws-west
dc.identifier.submissionpath etd/12413
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/26602
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines Science and Mathematics Education
dc.subject.disciplines Soil Science
dc.subject.disciplines Sustainability
dc.subject.keywords cover crop
dc.subject.keywords organic matter
dc.subject.keywords rye
dc.subject.keywords soil
dc.subject.keywords sustainable
dc.subject.keywords youth
dc.title Sustainable soils, sustainable communities: Promoting the environmental and social sustainability of human-soil interactions in Iowa
dc.type article
dc.type.genre thesis
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thesis.degree.discipline Sustainable Agriculture
thesis.degree.level thesis
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
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