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Sodic Soils: Distribution, Properties, Management, and Environmental Consequences

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Series: Topics in Sustainable Agronomy

Edited By: Malcolm E Sumner and Ravendra Naidu

256 pages, 5 b/w photos, 94 line illus

Oxford University Press USA

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #86712 | ISBN: 019509655X
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It is well known that arid-land soils are adversely affected by the presence of sodium, yet only recently has the behaviour of sodium in the soils of humid and sub-humid areas, where most of the world's cereal crop is grown, been recognized. This book of commissioned chapters will focus on the `non-classic' sodic soils, describing the processes of soil degradation resulting from sodium and other deleterious components (such as magnesium), and outlining strategies for ameliorating their effects on soil systems.


Foreword; 1. Sodic Soils: A Reappraisal; 2. Distribution of Sodic Soils: The World Scene; 3. Processes Involved in Sodic Behavior; 4. Organic Matter, Sodicity, and Soil Structure; 5. Phytsical Properties of Sodic Soils; 6. Root Zone Sodicity; 7. Fertility Constraints to Plant Production; 8. Agricultural Manageent of Sodic Soils; 9. Sodicity, Dispersion, and Environmental Quality

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