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Integrated Management of Salt Affected Soils in Agriculture is a concise guide to evaluating and addressing soil issues related to saline content. Methods focused, the book combines agricultural and soil-based insights to efficiently remediate salt-affected soil.
Environmental stress conditions such as salinity have a devastating impact on plant growth and yield, causing considerable loss to agricultural production worldwide. Soil salinity control prevents soil degradation by salinization and reclaim already saline soils. This book will help develop the proper management procedures, to solve problems of crop production on salt-affected soils.
- Provides both agricultural science and soil science perspectives on soil salinity
- Identifies differences in salt-affected soils and appropriate remediation options
- Includes methodologies based on existing scenario and targeted outcomes
Researchers and advanced students in agricultural soil remediation, soil quality, crop production, and extension teams seeking alternative cropping options
- Chapter 1. Salt-Affected Soil Definition and Types
- 1.1 Salt-Affected Soils Definition
- 1.2 Types of Salt-Affected Soils
- Chapter 2. Features, Nature, and Distribution of Salt-Affected Soils
- 2.1 Features of Salt-Affected Soils
- 2.2 Nature and Distribution of Salt-Affected Soils
- Chapter 3. Soil Salinization and Sodification Factors
- 3.1 Natural Factors
- 3.2 Anthropogenic Factors
- Chapter 4. Effect of Salinity on Soil Microorganisms, Plant Growth, and Yield
- 4.1 Effect of Salinity on Soil Microorganisms
- 4.2 Effect of Salinity on Plant Growth and Yield
- Chapter 5. Management and Rehabilitation of Salt-Affected Soils
- 5.1 Scraping and Removal of Surface Soil
- 5.2 Replacement of Sodium in the Soil
- 5.3 Leaching Plus Artificial Drainage
- 5.4 Irrigation Water Management
- 5.5 Mulch Management
- Chapter 6. Crop Management on Salt-Affected Soils
- 6.1 Selection of Tolerant Crops and Rotation
- 6.2 Seeds Pretreatment
- 6.3 Halophytes
- Chapter 7. Mineral and Organic Amendments of Salt-Affected Soils
- 7.1 Balanced Fertilization
- 7.2 Organic Amendments
- 7.3 Silicates
- 7.4 Polymers (Hydrogel)
- 7.5 Zeolite
- 7.6 Halophilic Microorganisms
- Chapter 8. Genetic Engineering and Economic Aspects
- 8.1 Genetic Engineering
- 8.2 Economic Aspects
- Summary and Conclusions
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- © Academic Press 2015
- 25th September 2015
- Academic Press
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Dr. Nesreen Houssien Abou-Baker has obtained her Ph.D. degree in 2008 from Natural Resources Dept., African Research and Studies Institute, Cairo University. Since 2004, she is actively working in National Research Centre, Egypt, till now. She is an associate professor in Soils and Water Use Dept., has gained twenty one training courses and teaching in summer training course for science faculty’s students, published some articles and eighteen scientific research papers, worked in ten projects funded by Egypt, France or China and participated in sixteen symposiums, nine workshops and ten conferences. She is a member of nine scientific societies and a reviewer of four international scientific journals, a board member of Researchers Club in the period from 12/2005 to 12/2009, a member of the Technical Committee of Agricultural and biological research Div. at NRC from 1/3/2014 to 1/3/2015, one of the founders of the Young Researchers Society and chairman of it in the period from 7/2010 to 3/2015. She obtained to appreciation certificate for 5th place in the research outputs, 2014, associate professor rank, offered by the national research centre.
Associate Prof., Soils and Water Use Dept., Agricultural and Biological Div., National Research Centre, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt
Dr. Ebtisam Eldardity has obtained her Ph.D. degree in 2001, Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Moshtohor, Zagazig University, Sharkia, Egypt. She is a Professor at Water Relations and Field irrigation Separtment, Agriculutural Science Division at the National Research Centre (NRC) in Dokki, Cairo Egypt. Her field of specialization includes; water relation and soil Physics, improvement of hydrophysical and chemical properties of newly reclaimed soils, saline water reclamation suitability for agricultural reproduction. Some of her teaching experiences include vegetable production under slean agriculture, design of irrgiation systems in newly lands, and new technology for new reclaimed soils held in the Training Department of the National Research Centre, Egypt.
Water Relations and Field Irrigation Dept., Agricultural Division, National Research Center, El-Behouth St., Eldokki, Cairo, Egypt
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