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
    3. Aisha Shereen, R. Ansari, T. J. Flowers, A. R. Yeo, S. A. Ala
      Pages 189-192
  6. Millet

  7. Other Crops

    1. Ali Zafar Jafri, Rafiq Ahmad
      Pages 209-214
    2. Mushtaq Ahmad Khan, Zaib. Abdullah, Jelte Rozema
      Pages 215-229
    3. M. Yasin, M. A. Zahid, A. Ghafoor, Z. Ahmad
      Pages 231-235
    4. S. E. Jacobsen, P. A. Hollington, Z. Hussain
      Pages 247-249
    5. Humaira Gul, Rafiq Ahmad, Shoaib Ismail
      Pages 251-260
  8. Forestry

    1. Z. Aslam, A. R. Awan, M. A. A. Qureshi, T. Mahmood, M. I. Haq, A. K. Chaudhry et al.
      Pages 277-285
    2. Muhammad Ramzan Chaudhry, Muhammad Iqbal, Khalid Mahmood Subhani
      Pages 287-295
    3. D. H. Roomi, Rafiq Ahmad, S. Ismail, A. Ghaffar
      Pages 297-308
  9. Halophytes

    1. Helmut Lieth, Carsten Zeilinger, Jutta Papenbrock
      Pages 309-319
    2. Nicholas P. Yensen, CIAD and NyPa Int’l
      Pages 321-332
    3. Darrell J. Weber, Bilquees Gul, M. Ajmal Khan
      Pages 333-352
    4. Bilquees Gul, M. Ajmal Khan, Darrell J. Weber
      Pages 365-375
    5. Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, Sobia Maleeha, Muhammad Shafiq
      Pages 377-383
  10. General

    1. Rafiq Ahmad, Shoaib Ismail
      Pages 415-422
    2. M. Salim, M. Ahmad, N. Hussain, B. H. Niazi
      Pages 433-438
  11. Mangrove

    1. S. M. Saifullah, Sarwat Ismail, S. H. Khan
      Pages 447-455
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 457-460

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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