From antiquity the problems of salinisation appeared with the introduction of irrigation in the Mediterranean basin. Times of abundant harvests were followed by periods of declining yields due to sterilisation of the soils. In the nineteenth century, British India and the United States of America had to face similar problems. The experiences in these two countries provided understanding of the problems of salinisation of irrigated soils. In south-eastern Australia salinisation occurred shortly...[Show more]
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