Prospects for Saline Agriculture

  • R. Ahmad
  • K. A. Malik

Part of the Tasks for vegetation science book series (TAVS, volume 37)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Concept Papers

  3. Regional Papers

  4. Cereals

    1. P. A. Hollington, J. Akhtar, R. Aragüés, Z. Hussain, A. R. Mahar, S. A. Quarrie et al.
      Pages 83-99
    2. J. Akhtar, S. Nawaz, R. H. Qureshi, M. Aslam, M. Saqib
      Pages 101-112
    3. M. M. F. Mansour, M. M. Al-Mutawa, K. H. A. Salama, A. M. F. Abou Hadid
      Pages 155-160
  5. Rice

    1. Zeba I. Seraj, M. Bakhtiar Hossain, Noorain M. Rasul, Hasina Akhter, Haseena Khan, Shamim Hossain et al.
      Pages 167-176
    2. Zaibunnisa Abdullah, Mushtaq A. Khan, T. J. Flowers
      Pages 177-187

About this book


Saline land is a resource capable of significant production. Recent advances in research in breeding for salt tolerance in wheat, biotechnology in rice, and selection and rehabilitation of salt-tolerant plants are of economic importance in arid/saline conditions.

This book gives some practical approaches for saline agriculture and afforestation, and describes examples of cultivating salt-tolerant/halophytic plants for commercial interest on salt-affected land or with highly salinized water in Australia, China, Central Asia, Egypt, Pakistan, and Russia. It also explores the possibilities of arid/saline agriculture and afforestation in UAE.


Mangrove biotechnology forest ion uptake land amelioration logging physiology protein patterns soil wheat

Editors and affiliations

  • R. Ahmad
    • 1
  • K. A. Malik
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of KarachiKarachiPakistan
  2. 2.Pakistan Atomic Energy CommissionIslamabadPakistan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6019-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0067-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0167-9406
  • Series Online ISSN 1875-130X
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