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Saline and Alkaline Soils in Latin America

Natural Resources, Management and Productive Alternatives

Editors: Taleisnik, Edith, Lavado, Raul S. (Eds.)

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  • First comprehensive account of this topic in Latin America
    Provides case studies of saline and alkaline soils
    First-hand new technological management tools
    Presents natural plant resources management and breeding strategies

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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. The book 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.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)
  • Overview of Salt-Affected Areas in Latin America: Physical, Social and Economic Perspectives

    Pages 3-36

    Pla Sentís, Ildefonso

  • Environmental, Agricultural, and Socioeconomic Impacts of Salinization to Family-Based Irrigated Agriculture in the Brazilian Semiarid Region

    Pages 37-48

    Dias, Nildo (et al.)

  • Salt Accumulation and Redistribution in the Dry Plains of Southern South America: Lessons from Land Use Changes

    Pages 51-70

    Jobbágy, Esteban G. (et al.)

  • Strategies for the Use of Brackish Water for Crop Production in Northeastern Brazil

    Pages 71-99

    Lacerda, Claudivan Feitosa (et al.)

  • Potential Agricultural Use of Reject Brine from Desalination Plants in Family Farming Areas

    Pages 101-118

    Dias, Nildo (et al.)

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-52592-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Saline and Alkaline Soils in Latin America
Book Subtitle
Natural Resources, Management and Productive Alternatives
Editors
  • Edith Taleisnik
  • Raul S. Lavado
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-52592-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-52592-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-52591-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 463
Number of Illustrations
32 b/w illustrations, 106 illustrations in colour
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