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Assessment of Reclamation Treatments of Abandoned Farmland in an Arid Region of China

Yang, Haichang; Zhang, Fenghua; Chen, Yun; XU, TINGBAO; Cheng, Zhibo; Liang, Jing


Reclamation of abandoned farmland is crucial to a sustainable agriculture in arid regions. This study aims to evaluate the impact of different reclamation treatments on abandoned salinized farmland. We investigated four artificial reclamation treatments, continuous cotton (CC), continuous alfalfa (CA), tree-wheat intercropping (TW) and trees (TS), which were conducted in 2011–2012 in the Manasi River Basin of Xinjiang Province, China. Soil nutrient, microorganism and enzyme activity were...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-11-16
Type: Journal article
Source: Sustainability
DOI: 10.3390/su8111183
Access Rights: Open Access


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