ISBN 978-966-540-476-7

Ukrainian Agronomic Soil Science: Textbook. In 2 parts; editor M.I. Polupan. Part 2: Soil classification. Soil-ecological zoning. Zonality as a factor of soils’ geography by ecological-genetic status, their morphological and quantitative diagnostics, agro-soil potential of crops. Specialization of agriculture according to soil and ecological conditions. Monitoring of land resources. Doctrine of rational land use in Ukraine. / Polupan M.I., Velychko V.A. - Kyiv: Agrarna nauka, 2019. 444 p.


The textbook is devoted to the soil resources of Ukraine, as an indispensable natural and economic potential for use in agricultural production to meet the needs of society with food products. Their great diversity is shown due to the component composition regarding the zonation of the ecological and genetic status of soils. Presence for the soil resources of functionally systematic interrelation between ecological conditions of the formation of agronomic properties and their productive capacity have been proved. Due to a large amount of information, the textbook is conventionally divided into two parts. The second part of the textbook presents the genetic ecological-substantive classification of soils of Ukraine as a parametric system of their differentiation in the context of the hierarchy of taxonomic units on the basis of adequacy between quantitative indicators of their properties and conditions of formation. Therefore, soil nomenclature is a resource indicator. On the basis of soil ecological zoning, 6 successive levels of territorial differentiation of soil cover were established according to the principle of soil bodies adequacy to environmental conditions. Each selected structural unit of the pedosphere (zone, subzone, facies, province, pedopotsella, and pedorotope) is characterized by specific features of the properties and parameters of natural factors of their formation. Therefore, in the designated territories, they in the aggregate cause the formation of different agricultural potential resource parameters. Therefore, soil-ecological zoning is the basic basis for the differentiation of land resources by natural and efficient soil fertility. Zonality as a factor in soil geography by ecological-genetic status. Therefore, the characteristics of soils in the textbook are given within the soil-ecological zones, their morphological and quantitative diagnostics and agro-soil potential of the basic agricultural crops. Specialization in agriculture is a strategic measure of the efficient use of soil resources. Zones of specialization of agriculture of Ukraine in accordance with soil and ecological conditions. Land resource monitoring and large-scale soil cover research are strategic measures for its effective balanced use. The textbook “Ukrainian Agronomic Soil Science” presents basic information about soil resources of Ukraine in the aspect of agronomic orientation regarding their zonally determined ecological-genetic status of soils, their properties, productive capacity, protection, and increase of fertility.
It is recommended for the preparation of bachelors in agronomic higher education institutions of II–IV levels of accreditation in the field of “Agronomy”, as well as for biological, geographical and other higher educational establishments, graduate students and a wide range of specialists related to the land cadastre of Ukraine, fertility assessment rational use of soils.