Towards the rational use of high salinity tolerant plants

Vol. 2 Agriculture and forestry under marginal soil water conditions

  • Helmut Lieth
  • Ahmed A. Al Masoom

Part of the Tasks for vegetation science book series (TAVS, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. General studies for the improvement of salinity tolerance of plants

  3. Field studies to analyse salinity tolerance of conventional crops

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Muhammad Ramzan Chaudhry, Muhammad Abaidullah, Malik Abdul Hamid, Muhammad Sadiq Rafique
      Pages 91-106
    3. M. S. Omran, N. A. Bayoumi, M. A. Negm, S. Y. Montasser
      Pages 107-114
    4. R. A. Abo-Elenin, W E. Ahmed, I A. Ahemed
      Pages 115-120
    5. M. Aslam, R. H. Qureshi, N. Ahmad
      Pages 135-138
    6. M. Wagdi Abdel Hamid, A. A. Shiha, S. A. Hammad, S. M. Metwally
      Pages 139-146
    7. Abdel-Hamid M. Hassanein, A. M. Azab
      Pages 153-156
    8. M. Rashid, H. M. Bhatti, M. Y. Nadeem, M. R. Gill
      Pages 157-169
    9. S. M. H. Sarg, R. G. Wyn Jones, F. A. Omar
      Pages 177-184
    10. M. C. Shannon, F. N. Dalton, S. F. El-Sayed
      Pages 185-192
    11. J. Rozema, S. H. Zaheer, B. H. Niazi, H. Linders, R. Broekman
      Pages 193-197
    12. A. H. Belal, A. M. Rammah, M. S. Hopkin, L. D. Hansen, E. D. McArthur
      Pages 213-220
    13. V. N. Vtorova, L. B. Kholopova, Y. G. Puzachenko
      Pages 225-237
    14. R. H. Qureshi, Shafqat Nawaz, Tariq Mahmood
      Pages 259-269
    15. Mira Madan, Satyawati Sharma, Rakesh Vimal
      Pages 275-283
    16. Karim Javanshir, Kathy Ewell
      Pages 285-291
  4. Field trials with new salinity tolerant crops

  5. Analyses of soil and water conditions under elevated salinities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 351-351
    2. A. Hamdy Farag
      Pages 353-370
    3. Jan van Schilfgaarde
      Pages 371-377

About this book


The Symposium on high salinity tolerant plants, held at the University of Al Ain in December 1990, dealt primarily with plants tolerating salinity levels exceeding that of ocean water and which at the same time are promising for utilization in agriculture or forestry. These plants could be very useful for a country like the UAE where fresh water resources are very scarce and the groundwater available at some places is already very salty.
More than 60 million woody trees/shrubs have been planted so far and more are planned for the inland plains underlain with brackish groundwater.
These species were no solution for the widely barren shoreline of the UAE. Here mangrove species were of potential use, and one species, Avicennia Marina, occurs widely and has been successfully planted for about a decade.
Converting the tree plantations into economically useful cropping systems is still a problem requiring much research and development. The book deals in several sections with conventional irrigation systems using marginal water. The species used in these systems are mostly hybrids of conventional crops. The irrigation systems, however, have similar problems as may be expected for irrigation with seawater. Papers show the participants' experiments in this area. The volume serves as a link between scientists working for the improvement of classical irrigation systems and those interested in the application of a new dimension of salinity levels for irrigation water.


Forestry Fresh water Groundwater Plantation agriculture development paper plants salinity soil tree

Editors and affiliations

  • Helmut Lieth
    • 1
  • Ahmed A. Al Masoom
    • 2
  1. 1.University of OsnabrückGermany
  2. 2.University of the United Arab EmiratesAl AinUAE

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4822-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-1860-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0167-9406
  • Series Online ISSN 1875-130X
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