Biosaline Agriculture and Salinity Tolerance in Plants

  • Münir Öztürk
  • Yoav Waisel
  • M. Ajmal Khan
  • Güven Görk
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/3-7643-7610-4

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Physiological aspects

    1. Abdallah Atia, Karim Ben Hamed, Ahmed Debez, Chedly Abdelly
      Pages 29-33
    2. Muhammad Y. Ashraf, Ghulam Sarwar, Muhammad Ashraf, Faqir Hussain, Riaz A. Wahed, Muhammad M. Iqbal
      Pages 35-44
    3. Xiaojing Liu, Hailong Qiao, Weiqiang Li, Toshiaki Tadano, M. Ajmal Khan
      Pages 45-53
    4. Ahmed Debez, Wael Taamalli, Dhouha Saadaoui, Zeineb Ouerghi, Mokhtar Zarrouk, Bernhard Huchzermeyer et al.
      Pages 55-63
    5. Dorsaf Messedi, Ines Slama, Nahla Laabidi, Tahar Ghnaya, Arnould Savoure, Abdelaziz Soltani et al.
      Pages 65-72
    6. Kristina N. Toderich, Victoria V. Li, Clanton C. Black, Temur R. Yunusov, Elena V. Shuiskay, Gulnara K. Mardonova et al.
      Pages 73-82
    7. Nader Ben Amor, Karim Ben Hamed, Annamaria Ranieri, Chedly Abdelly
      Pages 83-88
  3. Ecological aspects

  4. Agricultural aspects

    1. Vijendra P. S. Shekhawat, Ashwani Kumar, Karl-Hermann Neumann
      Pages 147-154
    2. Chedly Abdelly, Zouhaier Barhoumi, Tahar Ghnaya, Ahmed Debez, Karim Ben Hamed, Riadh Ksouri et al.
      Pages 163-172
    3. Muhammad Y. Ashraf, Faqir Hussain, Muhammad M. Iqbal, Wolfgang Maibaum, Marcus Ross
      Pages 173-186

About these proceedings

Introduction

The availability of freshwater for agricultural use is declining in many areas of the world. This is the reason for the increasing use of lower quality or of saline water for crop production. Prolonged use of saline water severely affects the irrigated soils, which contributes to the global land degradation process and has direct impact on biomass production.

For this reason, reduction of the spread of salinization, revitalization of salinized areas and introduction of salt tolerant high-yielding crops are important issues. The potential role of halophytes in the management of salinity problems of arid lands is investigated at length nowadays; some of these produced promising forage crops.

This volume focuses on reclamation, management, and utilization of salt-affected soils, their sustainable use, and evaluation of plants inhabiting naturally occurring saline habitats. It is of interest to scientists and students as well as to agricultural institutions and farmers and will undoubtedly raise the scientific community's awareness of, and interest in salinity issues.

Keywords

Kali Transpiration bacteria environment nitrogen photosynthesis quality soil vegetation

Editors and affiliations

  • Münir Öztürk
    • 1
  • Yoav Waisel
    • 2
  • M. Ajmal Khan
    • 3
  • Güven Görk
    • 4
  1. 1.Center for Environmental Studies, Science Faculty Building A-BlokEge UniversityBornovaIzmir-Turkey
  2. 2.Department of Plant Sciences, The George S. Wise Faculty of Life SciencesTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  3. 3.Department of BotanyUniversity of KarachiKarachiPakistan
  4. 4.Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and ArtsMugla UniversityMugla-Turkey

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Verlag 2006
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser Basel
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7643-7609-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7643-7610-9