Potential of dry drainage as a sustainable solution to waterlogging and salinisation

  • Fatih Konukcu
Conference paper

Abstract

It is estimated that, of the total 270 million hectares of irrigated land around theworld, some 80 million hectares are affected by waterlogging and salinity, while about 20 million hectares suffer from severe irrigation-induced salinity problems [1].

Keywords

Clay Maize Turkey Leaching Percolate 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fatih Konukcu
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  1. 1.Tekirdag Agricultural Faculty, Irrigation and Drainage Dept.Trakya UniversityTekirdagTurkey

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