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Conditions of soil fertility of the deltaic and accumulative plains of the West Caspian


The fertility indices of the main soil types of the Tersk-Sulak lowland used in irrigated husbandry are considered. Intensive anthropogenic impacts on irrigated soils result in a decrease in their fertility. Agriculture is conducted with a negative balance of humus and nourishing elements in handle soils. The dependence of productivity on the humus content, adsorptive capacity, granulometric composition and extent of soil salinization is established.

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Original Russian Text © M.A. Balamirzoyev, D.B. Asgerova, E.R. Mirzoev I.A. Magomedov, 2014, published in Aridnye Ekosistemy, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 1(58), pp. 33–38.

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Balamirzoyev, M.A., Asgerova, D.B., Mirzoev, E.R. et al. Conditions of soil fertility of the deltaic and accumulative plains of the West Caspian. Arid Ecosyst 4, 1–5 (2014).

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  • climate
  • granulometric composition of soils
  • humus
  • nourishing elements
  • salinization
  • anthropogenic factor
  • crop