Overview for Management of Salt-Affected Soils and Waters
The salt affected soil and saline waters are widespread in several countries of the world and presents a serious problem of immense practical importance for crop producation because of their peculiar inhospitable characteristics for plant growth deespite tnherent potentialities. Faced with the dilemma of salinity for a long time, mankind considered salt affected soils as uncultivable waste lands and confined their energies to better soil. The need for extending cultivation on such hitherto lying barren lands on account of increasing demographic pressure and limited availability of good land for agriculture use, is urgently called for. only a thorough knowledge of management techniques will go a long way in optimal utilization of such lands.
The edited book contains chapters on various aspect of salt-affected soil, each contributed by scientists having considerable experience in the field. it includes information on origin, distribution, classification and diagnosis of salt affected soil besides techniques of successful crop producation on such soils.
The books is intended for students, research workers and planners to acquaint them the problems confronted in the successful crop producation in salt-affected soil and use of saline waters for irrigation.
L.L. Somani (Author)
Dr. LL Somani (b. 1945) did his graduation and Ph.D. from the University of Udaipur, Udaipur. He had all through a brilliant academic career and also holds Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism. He was awarded Post-Doctoral Commonwealth Fellowship (1975-77) to undertake research at Waite Agricultural Research Institute, Adelaide (Australia). He has also served the Gujarat Agricultural University. He is currently working as Professor at S.K.N. College of Agriculture, Jobner. He has been honoured by the â€˜Dhiru Morarji Memorial Awardâ€™ (1984) for agricultural Science by the Fertilizer Association of India. He has published over 200 papers and articles in national and international journals of repute. He is associated with several academic societies. Besides being the editor / compiler of monumental Dictionary of Agricultural and Allied Sciences Series, Dr. Somani has published many other outstanding books.
K.L. Totawat (Author)
Dr. K.L. Totawat (B.1945) retired from the post of professor (Soil Science) at Rajasthan College of agriculture, Udaipur. He specializes in soil Technology. As a soil scientist he has worked on the use of different reclamative measures for amelioration of alkali slils. Dr. Totawat has been instrumental in transferring the technology from the resrarch institute to the farmer's fields. The field experience gained on the technology to suit for adoption by the farmers. He has published over 80 articles in national and international journals of repute. He is author of several books.