Guideline for Salinity Assessment, Mitigation and Adaptation Using Nuclear and Related Techniques

by Mohammad Zaman, Shabbir A. Shahid, Lee Heng

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Book Description

This book is an outcome of the collaboration between the Soil and Water Management & Crop Nutrition Section, Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna, Austria, and the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), Dubai, UAE. The objective of this book is to develop protocols for salinity and sodicity assessment and develop mitigation and adaptation measures to use saline and sodic soils sustainably. The focus is on important issues related to salinity and sodicity and to describe these in an easy and user friendly way. The information has been compiled from the latest published literature and from the authors' publications specific to the subject matter. The book consists of six chapters. Chapter 1 introduces the terms salinity and sodicity and describes various salinity classification systems commonly used around the world. Chapter 2 reviews global distribution of salinization and socioeconomic aspects related to salinity and crop production. Chapters 3 covers comprehensively salinity and sodicity adaptation and mitigation options including physical, chemical, hydrological and biological methods. Chapter 4 discusses the efforts that have been made to demonstrate the development of soil salinity zones under different irrigation systems. Chapter 5 discusses the quality of irrigation water, boron toxicity and relative tolerance to boron, the effects of chlorides on crops. Chapter 6 introduces the role of nuclear techniques in saline agriculture.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY IGO). You can download Guideline for Salinity Assessment, Mitigation and Adaptation Using Nuclear and Related Techniques ebook for free in PDF format (7.6 MB).

Book Details

Publisher
Springer
Published
2018
Pages
183
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783319961897
ISBN10
3319961896
ISBN13 Digital
9783319961903
ISBN10 Digital
331996190X
PDF Size
7.6 MB
License
CC BY IGO

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