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A biological approach to salinized soil amelioration in arid Northwest China – Saline water irrigated trees and shrubs on saline sodic soil

Zhang, Linus Tielin LU orcid (2011) p.165-182
Abstract
A field experiment was carried out to explore the possibilities of planting halophytes on salt-affected land with saline water irrigation. The changes in the salinity of the soil profile, the survival rate and growth conditions as well as the salt tolerance were investigated over a five-year period after the planting of halophyte shrubs and arbours. The results show that halophytes can assimilate salts from soil and improve the soil’s physical and chemical properties and at the same time, contribute to the amelioration of the ecological environment and enhance saline soil productivity. This five-year field experiment in arid Northwest China suggests that growing salt-tolerant plants using poor quality water in a saline environment is a... (More)
A field experiment was carried out to explore the possibilities of planting halophytes on salt-affected land with saline water irrigation. The changes in the salinity of the soil profile, the survival rate and growth conditions as well as the salt tolerance were investigated over a five-year period after the planting of halophyte shrubs and arbours. The results show that halophytes can assimilate salts from soil and improve the soil’s physical and chemical properties and at the same time, contribute to the amelioration of the ecological environment and enhance saline soil productivity. This five-year field experiment in arid Northwest China suggests that growing salt-tolerant plants using poor quality water in a saline environment is a practicable and sustainable remediation approach for the restoration of salinized soil. (Less)
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Festschrift Lars Bengtsson – a water resource : Report no 3253 - Report no 3253
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  abstract     = {A field experiment was carried out to explore the possibilities of planting halophytes on salt-affected land with saline water irrigation. The changes in the salinity of the soil profile, the survival rate and growth conditions as well as the salt tolerance were investigated over a five-year period after the planting of halophyte shrubs and arbours. The results show that halophytes can assimilate salts from soil and improve the soil’s physical and chemical properties and at the same time, contribute to the amelioration of the ecological environment and enhance saline soil productivity. This five-year field experiment in arid Northwest China suggests that growing salt-tolerant plants using poor quality water in a saline environment is a practicable and sustainable remediation approach for the restoration of salinized soil.},
  author       = {Zhang, Linus Tielin},
  booktitle    = {Festschrift Lars Bengtsson – a water resource : Report no 3253},
  isbn         = {978-91-7473-221-4},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {165--182},
  publisher    = {Lund University Press},
  title        = {A biological approach to salinized soil amelioration in arid Northwest China – Saline water irrigated trees and shrubs on saline sodic soil},
  year         = {2011},
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