Management of Salt-Affected Soils: A Photographic Mini-Review

Document Type : Review


1 Soil and Water Dept., Kafrelsheikh Uni.

2 soil and water dpt. faculty of agriculture, Kafelsheikh Uni

3 Soil improvement.SWERI.AR.C.

4 Microbiology department, Soil, Water and Environment Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center.

5 Agricultural Microbiology, Soil, Water and Environment Research Institute, Giza, Egypt

6 Dean, Research and Cultural Affairs Faculty of Agriculture,, Kafrelsheikh University 33516 - Kafr El-Sheikh, EGYPT.

7 Dean, College of Agricultural, Life, and Physical Sciences Agriculture Building, Room 200 Southern Illinois University 1205 Lincoln Drive Carbondale, IL 62901 USA


Soil is the main source of human food, feeds for our animal, fiber, and a major source of fuel. The ability of soil to supply life essentials can be impacted by several obstacles that reduce or prevent plant production. Salt-affected soils are common under arid and semi-arid climates, which often produce soils that have salinity and/or alkalinity problems. Salinity and alkalinity are of important stresses mainly include oxidative and osmotic stress, which threaten the crop productivity under such soil conditions with distinguished decline. Successful production in such soils needs a deep understanding of their formation and productivity challenges. Due to the increase areas of salt-affected soils in the world, the management of these soils is a crucial global issue. This paper is a mini-review on salt-affected soils, which include their characterization and suitable management approaches. Nano-management of salt-affected soils as a promising approach will also be discussed and new perspectives and challenges in remediation of salt-affected soils will be highlighted.


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