Soil salting of non-irrigated land.
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Soil salting of non-irrigated land.

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Published in [Melbourne .
Written in English



  • Australia,
  • Victoria.


  • Soils, Salts in.,
  • Soil conservation -- Australia -- Victoria.

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LC ClassificationsS599.7.V5 A5
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Pagination1 v. (unpaged)
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Open LibraryOL5720300M
LC Control Number70400916

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The causes and types of soil salting in Victoria are described. Salting may be prevented by maintaining a dense cover of deep-rooted vegetation with a high water requirement in catchment areas, so that cyclic salt is evenly distributed over the whole area. Salt Problems in Irrigated Soils: Agriculture Information Bulletin No. [Author Unknown] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Salt Problems in Irrigated Soils: Agriculture Information Bulletin No. Author: Author Unknown. , English, Book, Illustrated, Government publication edition: Salting of non-irrigated land in Australia / by Working Party on Dryland Salting in Australia. Working Party on Dryland Salting .   Salinization occurs when water, carrying dissolved salts, evaporates at the soil surface, frequently leaving a white salt crust at the soil surface. Salinization is generally more pronounced in arid and semi‐arid, than in more humid regions, because of insufficient rainfall to flush accumulated salts from the crop root zone.

industrial flower crops as lavender species; aromatic and medicinal plants. bare soil of cultivated land; weeds; stubble of harvested arable crops; ligneous crops (fruits and berries) or permanent grassoccupying altogether. Dryland mb: Abstract: Soil salting is the single greatest threat facing Victoria's environment. It occurs in both dryland (non-irrigated) and irrigated areas. In this leaflet we look at dryland salting which is now widespread throughout the northern and western parts of Victoria, and is starting to show up in other parts of the state as well. Structure is generally good and tillage characteristics and permeability to water are even better than those of non-saline soils. However, when leached with a low salt water, some saline soils tend to disperse resulting in low permeability to water and air, particularly when the soils are heavy clays. When it is applied to fields and evaporates, that salt is left behind. Over centuries, it builds up until it ruins the land. The idea of conquerers sowing cropland with salt and thorns is as old as Babylon, but in fact, the salt problem probably became apparent as soon as irrigation projects fell into disrepair after war.

Handbook for Saline soil management The publication of this Handbook was supported by the Russian Federation IEN/1/ ISBN Integrated management of water and soil resources of salt- affected land .. 36 Innovation and investment to support the management and use of salt-affectedFile Size: 9MB. Salt tolerance, date of flowering and rain affect the productivity of wheat and barley on rainfed saline land (i.e. non-irrigated) land with a Mediterranean climate. Blocks of wheat and barley were grown at adjacent locations, on saline and non-saline sites. The two growing seasons differed in the amount of rain that fell in late Spring. (90– cm), non-irrigated Site 6 (0–5 cm), and non-irrigated Site 7 (0–5 cm), most sample depths at all sites had >25% clay, indicating increased likelihood of restricted water permeability. Soil Erosion and Conservation provides a comprehensive treatment of the processes of soil erosion, the methods that can be used for their control, and the issues involved in designing and implementing soil conservation programmes. Features of the third edition of this internationally recognised textbook include: New material on gully erosion, tillage practices, erosion risk assessment, use of /5(4).