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Accelerated reclamation of alkalaine argillaceous soils of Azerbaijan / Mukhtar Abduyev..

Author/Creator:
Abdui̐ev, M. R.
Publication:
Reading : Ithaca Press, c2012.
Format/Description:
Book
vii, 231 p. : ill., 1 folded map ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Soils, Salts in -- Azerbaijan.
Summary:
In his Accelerated Reclamation of Alkaline Argillaceous Soils of Azerbaijan, Professor Mukhtar Abduyev describes the tackling of a long-established problem which had enormous implications for Azerbaijan's security of food supply. The task was to find more efficient methods of reclaiming the saline soils that covered more than 60% of the republic's lowlands - some 2.5 million hectares were resistant to improvement. Existing methods of reclamation involved vast amounts of water for leaching and the construction of extensive drainage systems; these methods could take up to 10 years to become effective. Prof. Abduyev typically adopted a practical scientific approach, researching various methods of salt removal and their effect on soils and the crops to be grown in them. He was also a highly respected teacher and was directly involved in field investigations, at the same time providing leadership and valuable hands-on experience for graduate students and research workers. Prof. Abduyev's work was a major contribution to streamlining the vital work to bring more Azerbaijani land into effective crop and food production.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:
9780863724817 (hbk.)
0863724817 (hbk.)
OCLC:
806014357
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