2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/594365
Title:
Desert reclamation using Yellow River irrigation water in Ningxia, China
Authors:
Fullen, Michael A.; Fearnehough, W.; Mitchell, D.J.; Trueman, I.C.
Abstract:
The effects of silt-laden Yellow River irrigation water on the properties of reclaimed dune sands were investigated at the Shapotou Research Station in Ningxia Autonomous Region, China. The practice resulted in distinct and rapid improvements in the physical and chemical properties of reclaimed desert soils. Irrigation led to the development of sandy loam topsoils, with up to 39 cm accumulating over 25 years of treatment. These topsoils had improved structure, greater soil organic matter contents and smaller bulk densities than buried desert sands. Geochemical analyses suggested river silt and sheep manure were making distinctive contributions to the improved soil fertility, with older topsoils having progressively greater concentrations of Ca, Mg, K, P, S, Fe, Mn and Zn. Soil Cr concentrations are increasing and it seems appropriate that changes in heavy metal concentrations in irrigated soils are monitored.
Citation:
Desert reclamation using Yellow River irrigation water in Ningxia, China 1995, 11 (2):77 Soil Use and Management
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Soil Use and Management
Issue Date:
Jun-1995
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/594365
DOI:
10.1111/j.1475-2743.1995.tb00500.x
Additional Links:
http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/j.1475-2743.1995.tb00500.x
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0266-0032; 1475-2743
Appears in Collections:
Plant and Environmental Research Group

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFullen, Michael A.en
dc.contributor.authorFearnehough, W.en
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, D.J.en
dc.contributor.authorTrueman, I.C.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-19T16:49:42Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-19T16:49:42Zen
dc.date.issued1995-06en
dc.identifier.citationDesert reclamation using Yellow River irrigation water in Ningxia, China 1995, 11 (2):77 Soil Use and Managementen
dc.identifier.issn0266-0032en
dc.identifier.issn1475-2743en
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1475-2743.1995.tb00500.xen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/594365en
dc.description.abstractThe effects of silt-laden Yellow River irrigation water on the properties of reclaimed dune sands were investigated at the Shapotou Research Station in Ningxia Autonomous Region, China. The practice resulted in distinct and rapid improvements in the physical and chemical properties of reclaimed desert soils. Irrigation led to the development of sandy loam topsoils, with up to 39 cm accumulating over 25 years of treatment. These topsoils had improved structure, greater soil organic matter contents and smaller bulk densities than buried desert sands. Geochemical analyses suggested river silt and sheep manure were making distinctive contributions to the improved soil fertility, with older topsoils having progressively greater concentrations of Ca, Mg, K, P, S, Fe, Mn and Zn. Soil Cr concentrations are increasing and it seems appropriate that changes in heavy metal concentrations in irrigated soils are monitored.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWileyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/j.1475-2743.1995.tb00500.xen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Soil Use and Managementen
dc.subjectReclamationen
dc.subjectirrigation wateren
dc.subjectdesert soilsen
dc.subjecttrace elementsen
dc.subjectheavy metalsen
dc.subjectChinaen
dc.subjectNingxiaen
dc.titleDesert reclamation using Yellow River irrigation water in Ningxia, Chinaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalSoil Use and Managementen
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