Bioremediation of Salt Affected Soils: An Indian Perspective

Editors: Arora, Sanjay, Singh, Atul K., Singh, Y.P. (Eds.)

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  • Summarizes sustainable management technologies for salt-affected soils 
  • Casts new light on methods of enhancing productivity of sodic soils
  • Enriches understanding of the rehabilitation of degraded lands vis-a-vis the economics of farmers
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About this book

This edited volume focuses on the characterization, reclamation, bioremediation, and phytoremediation of salt affected soils and waterlogged sodic soils. Innovative technologies in managing marginal salt affected lands merit immediate attention in the light of climate change and its impact on crop productivity and environment. The decision-making process related to reclamation and management of vast areas of salt affected soils encompasses consideration of economic viability, environmental sustainability, and social acceptability of different approaches. 
The chapters in this book highlight the significant environmental and social impacts of different ameliorative techniques used to manage salt affected soils. Readers will discover new knowledge on the distribution, reactions, changes in bio-chemical properties and microbial ecology of salt affected soils through case studies exploring Indian soils. The contributions presented by experts shed new light on techniques such as the restoration of degraded lands by growing halophyte plant species, diversification of crops and introduction of microbes for remediation of salt infested soils, and the use of fluorescent pseudomonads for enhancing crop yields.  

About the authors

Dr. Sanjay Arora and Dr. Atul K. Singh are Senior Scientists at the Indian Council of Agricultural Research - Central Soil Salinity Research Institute and Dr. Y.P. Singh is a Principal Scientist. 

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Current Trends and Emerging Challenges in Sustainable Management of Salt-Affected Soils: A Critical Appraisal

    Sharma, Dinesh Kumar (et al.)

    Pages 1-40

  • Diagnostic Properties and Constraints of Salt-Affected Soils

    Arora, Sanjay

    Pages 41-52

  • Crops and Cropping Sequences for Harnessing Productivity Potential of Sodic Soils

    Singh, Y. P.

    Pages 53-70

  • Bio-amelioration of Salt-Affected Soils Through Halophyte Plant Species

    Arora, Sanjay (et al.)

    Pages 71-85

  • Microbial Approach for Bioremediation of Saline and Sodic Soils

    Arora, Sanjay (et al.)

    Pages 87-100

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bioremediation of Salt Affected Soils: An Indian Perspective
Editors
  • Sanjay Arora
  • Atul K. Singh
  • Y.P. Singh
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-48257-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-48257-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-48256-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83897-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 313
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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