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Use of organic amendments for increasing the productivity of arid lands

Use of organic amendments for increasing the productivity of arid lands

Arid Soil Research and Rehabilitation 3(2): 149-170

Almost 40% of the world's land area is comprised of arid and semiarid regions that are inhabited by some 700 million people; approximately 60% of these drylands are in developing countries. The principal constraints to increase agricultural production in these dryland areas are erratic and insufficient rainfall, and coarse-textured, sandy soils that are low in fertility, organic matter, and water-holding capacity.

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DOI: 10.1080/15324988909381196

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