Agroforestry for the Management of Waterlogged Saline Soils by Jagdish Chander Dagar, Paramjit Minhas

By Jagdish Chander Dagar, Paramjit Minhas

Land degradation as a result of salinity and waterlogging is a world challenge afflicting approximately a billion hectares and endangering the foodstuff safeguard of no less than seventy five international locations. because the social, financial and environmental expenditures of on and/off-farm reclamation innovations are excessive, agroforestry is now rising as a possible software, not just for arresting salinity and waterlogging, but in addition for different environmental companies like mitigating weather switch, sequestering carbon and restoring biodiversity. This ebook addresses the important concerns, rules and practices relating to rehabilitation utilizing agroforestry and comprises many site-specific case experiences from many of the world’s regular catchments. Written via top researchers, the e-book is a needs to, not just for scientists whose examine pursuits lie in soil salinity, waterlogging and poor-quality waters, but in addition coverage makers, environmentalists, scholars, and educationists alike. extra importantly, it contributes to reversing the salinity developments and making sure the livelihoods of resource-poor farming households residing in those harsh agro-ecosystems.

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Western Australian Department of Agriculture, S. Perth, Western Australia O’Leary JW (1984) The role of halophytes in irrigated agriculture. In: Salinity tolerance in plants: strategies for crop improvement. Wiley, New York, pp 285–300 Pande GC (1967) Afforestation of usar lands. In: Proceedings of 11th all India silviculture conference, FRI, Dehra Dun Pandey CB, Rai BR, Singh L, Singh A (2007) Homegardens of Andaman and Nicobar, India. Agric Syst 92:1–22 Pessarakli M, Szabolcs I (1999) Soil salinity and sodicity as particular plant/crop stress factors.

Sapindus laurifolius, Vitis vinifera Compiled from various sources by Dagar (2014) Frost sensitive b Does not stand water stagnation, may be raised on bunds a forest and fruit trees can successfully be grown on sodic soils (Table 2) to produce suitable biomass. 6) at Saraswati in semiarid Haryana, northwest India, three species Prosopis juliflora, Acacia nilotica and Tamarix articulata were found economically suitable with biomass production of 51, 70 and 93 Mg ha−1, respectively, in 7 years (Dagar et al.

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