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Saline and Alkaline Soils in Latin America Natural Resources, Management and Productive Alternatives

By: Edith Taleisnik(Editor), Raúl S Lavado(Editor)
463 pages, 106 colour & 32 b/w illustrations
Publisher: Springer Nature
Saline and Alkaline Soils in Latin America
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  • Saline and Alkaline Soils in Latin America ISBN: 9783030525910 Hardback Sep 2020 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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This book provides the first comprehensive overview of saline and alkaline soils in Latin America, known for having one of the most extensive surface of salt-affected soils in the world. It is organized along two main axes: soils and vegetation. Saline and Alkaline Soils in Latin America discusses the occurrence of such soils in the region, focusing mainly in management strategies for their sustainable use, and it presents accounts of natural vegetation and crops in the various environments of the region. Social impacts of such conditions and ongoing projects to overcome them are considered. Likewise, the book highlights physiological mechanisms that are responsible for the negative effects these soils exert on crops and forest resources and determine vegetation distribution in them. Plant breeding challenges and new perspectives for such environments are discussed. Technologies such as irrigation and drainage are included. The readership includes soil and plant scientists, as well as policy makers.


Chapter 1. Overview of salt and alkali-affected areas in Latin America. A physical and social perspective
Chapter 2. Salt affected environments and soil and crop management in different agro/ecosystems
Chapter 3. Genesis and properties of salt affected soils in the Flooding Pampa
Chapter 4. Dryland salting in the Chaco forest
Chapter 5. Salt-affected soils of Pantanal wetland: characterization, genesis and mineralogy
Chapter 6. Problems of salinity and sodicity related to irrigation and drainage in Venezuela, Colombia, Cuba and Dominican Republic
Chapter 7. Sea water intrusion and its effects of groundwater in Cuba
Chapter 8. Soil salinization at the northern coast of Peru: A study case in San Pedro de Lloc
Chapter 9. Characteristics and management of halo-hydro-morphic soils in North Santa Fe province, Argentina
Chapter 10. Soil-water-plant management in Brazilian areas affected by salts
Chapter 11. Conceptual basis and guidelines for the ameliorative use of gypsum in salt affected soils
Chapter 12. Management of cattle grazing in humid marshlands
Chapter 13. Management technologies and reclamation of salt affected and flooded soils in the Pampas
Chapter 14. Effects of supplementary irrigation on soils and crops in humid and subhumid areas in the Pampas region
Chapter 15. Strategies for the use of saline water in Northern Brazil
Chapter 16. Salinity influences arsenic resistance in the northern Chile
Chapter 17. Effects of salinity on vineyards in North Mendoza province
Chapter 18. Plant resources from saline soils and their contribution to ecological sustainability
Chapter 19. Salt and alkali tolerance mechanisms in the major crops and forage plants cultivated in Argentina
Chapter 20. The search of native forage resources from saline soils
Chapter 21. Phytoremediation and revegetation of saline sodic soils in Brazil
Chapter 22. Native plants in the productive restoration and reclamation of saline environments in arid zones of Argentina
Chapter 23. Brazilian halophites and the biosaline agriculture
Chapter 24. Genetic improvements of forages for salt tolerance
Chapter 25. Lotus spp: Biotechnological strategies to improve the bioeconomy of agricultural marginal environments in the Flooding Pampa

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By: Edith Taleisnik(Editor), Raúl S Lavado(Editor)
463 pages, 106 colour & 32 b/w illustrations
Publisher: Springer Nature
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