Sabkha Ecosystems: Volume IV: Cash Crop Halophyte and by M. Ajmal Khan, Benno Böer, Münir Öztürk, Thabit Zahran Al

By M. Ajmal Khan, Benno Böer, Münir Öztürk, Thabit Zahran Al Abdessalaam, Miguel Clüsener-Godt, Bilquees Gul

Sustainable improvement is the main for the survival in twenty first century. The normal assets are finite and can't be used with impunity simply because we're the custodian of those assets and feature accountability to move those to the subsequent iteration. This enormous activity calls for numerous significant commitments and most crucial of them is to arrest inhabitants explosion which has already reached seven billion. typical assets like air to breath, meals to devour, and water to drink, and fossil gas to take care of this way of life are being overexploited. Unrestrained eating tradition will speed up undesired scenario. this case may have extra dire effects in source restricted ecosystems like dry lands. Given the serious shortage of water, ever expanding inhabitants and soil salinization out of the field recommendations for the availability of foodstuff and fresh strength is needed to spare meager clean water assets for traditional agriculture. This quantity encompasses a variety of articles facing halophyte ecology, bio-geography, ecophysiology, hyper-saline soils, biofuels, biosaline agriculture, biosaline landscaping, weather switch mitigation, and biodiversity. It additionally comprises the conversation of cutting edge rules, equivalent to the examine into floating mangroves, seagrass terraces, in addition to an international Halophyte backyard containing all identified salt-tolerant plant species. it's was hoping that the data supplied won't in simple terms increase crops technological know-how, yet that it'll really generate extra interdisciplinarity, networking, know-how, and encourage farmers, and agricultural and landscaping stakeholders to noticeably interact in halophyte funds crop construction in coastal hyper-saline areas.

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A. Shahid 20 shallow depth may not be enough for long rooted crops and also develop water logging, high sodicity will affect plant nutrition and soils physical health, therefore, it is essential to establish baseline soil information and use holistic approach to deal such issues for better agriculture. 4 Conclusion and Recommendations The paper presents six soil salinity zones in the NE. The saline soils are concentrated along the coastal sabkha and reduced inland. The coastal sabkha is special habitat where halophytes are adapted to these environments.

1 Aquisalids Aquisalids are saturated with water in one or more layers within 100 cm of the surface. These are highly saline soils in wet areas where capillary rise and evaporation concentrate salts near the surface. These soils have redoximorphic features in the layers normally saturated with water (Fig. 9). Vegetation on Aquisalids is limited to salt-tolerant species and halophytes. Two subgroups of Aquisalids have been identified; (a) Gypsic Aquisalids (Aquisalids that, in addition to having a salt-rich salic horizon), also have an Spatial Distribution of Soil Salinity and Management Aspects in the Northern United Arab Emirates 13 Fig.

6 Management of Farm Salinity Through Assessment of Water Salinities In order to assess water salinity in agricultural farms, many water samples were collected 17 from the water wells. 0 dS m−1); and C6 (very strong salinity 25–45 dS m−1). In order to have better presentation of various salinity classes we have modified the Richards water salinity classification, from four to six classes [45]. 4 %), no water sample was found in the C2 category. 25 dS m−1, where most of the vegetable crops yield is reduced (low salinity threshold values).

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