Salinization

salinization

what is salinization?

Salinization is the process by which water-soluble salts collect in soil.

. Salinization is a resource concern because excess salts slows the growth of crops by limiting


their ability to take up water.


. Salinization is a resource concern because excess salts slows the growth of crops by limiting


their ability to take up water.


what causes salinization?

· the presence of soluble salts, such as sulfates of sodium,


calcium, and magnesium in the soil


· a high water table


· a high rate of evaporation


· low annual rainfall


salinization in the continents

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