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Agroforestry for the Management of Waterlogged Saline Soils and Poor-Quality Waters

New
Comprehensive information for a relatively new field
Emphasizes on new technology for combating waterlogging
Useful for policy makers, environmentalists, scientists, administrators and research institutes

Series: Advances in Agroforestry Volume: 13

By: Jagdish Chander Dagar (Editor), Paramjit Minhas (Editor)

210 pages, 10 colour & 29 b/w illustrations, 16 colour tables

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Mar 2016 | #229977 | ISBN-13: 9788132226574
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About this book

Land degradation caused by salinity and waterlogging is a global problem afflicting about one billion hectares and endangering the food security of at least 75 countries. Since the social, economic and environmental costs of on and/off-farm reclamation techniques are high, agroforestry is now emerging as a potential tool, not only for arresting salinity and waterlogging, but also for other environmental services like mitigating climate change, sequestering carbon and restoring biodiversity. Agroforestry for the Management of Waterlogged Saline Soils and Poor-Quality Waters addresses the vital issues, principles and practices related to rehabilitation using agroforestry and includes many site-specific case studies from a number of the world's typical catchments. Written by leading researchers, the book is a must, not only for scientists whose research interests lie in soil salinity, waterlogging and poor-quality waters, but also policy makers, environmentalists, students, and educationists alike. More importantly, it contributes to reversing the salinity trends and ensuring the livelihoods of resource-poor farming families living in these harsh agro-ecosystems.


Contents

1. Introduction
2. High Rate Transpiration Systems (HRTS) for Control of Waterlogging
3. Bio-Management Options for Greening and Water-table Control
4. Controlling Seepage and Salinity Using Trees: Australian Experiences
5. Response of Woody Plants to Flooding and Salinity
6. Agroforestry to Enhance Farm Productivity in Coastal Waterlogged Areas
7. Safer Disposal of Wastewater for Greening the Urban and Peri-urban Areas and Revenue Generation
8. Tree-based Integrated Agricultural Model for Enhancing farm Productivity of Waterlogged Areas
9. Biomanagement Options for Carbon Sequestration, Ecosystem Services and Mitigating Climate Change
10. Comparison of Models for Estimating Evapo-transpiration of Irrigated Eucalypt Plantations
11. Biomanagement: Socio-economic and Policy Issues and Challenges


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Biography

Dr. Jagdish Chandra Dagar is the former Assistant Director General of Agronomy and Agroforestry Division at Krishi Anusandhan Bhawan II Pusa New Delhi.

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