Problem Soils

  • S. M.  Imamul Huq
  • Jalal Uddin Md. Shoaib
Part of the World Soils Book Series book series (WSBS, volume 1)


In this chapter the nature and extent of problem soils of Bangladesh are described. The main problem soil of the country is saline soil whose extent has shown an increase over the last decade, possibly due to global climate change. The other problem soils are acid sulphate soils, S- and Zn-deficient soils, soils with low organic matter, peat soils, drought-prone soils, and soils with high erosion possibilities.


Peat Soil Sodic Soil Shrimp Cultivation Acid Sulfate Soil Upland Crop 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Soil, Water and Environment, Bangladesh–Australia Centre for Environmental ResearchUniversity of DhakaDhakaBangladesh
  2. 2.Soil Resource Development Institute(SRD)DhakaBangladesh

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