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Halophytes as a resource for livestock and for rehabilitation of degraded lands : TASKS FOR VEGETATION SCIENCE - Victor Squires

Halophytes as a resource for livestock and for rehabilitation of degraded lands

TASKS FOR VEGETATION SCIENCE

By: Victor Squires (Editor), Ali T. Ayoub (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th September 1994
ISBN: 9780792326649
Number Of Pages: 318

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This volume elucidates new aspects of the problems faced in utilization of salt tolerant plants as a resource for livestock. It also explores the roles of halophytes in the rehabilitation of degraded lands, especially in the world's drier regions. It aims to develop a better understanding of the role of halophytes and the measures that can be taken to promote their better use so as to ensure maximum benefits, including the conservation of biodiversity.

Foreword
Preface
List of contributors
Overview of problems and prospects for utilizing halophytes as a resource for livestock and for rehabilitation of degraded landsp. 1
Global distribution and potential for halophytesp. 7
Salt affected soils as the ecosystem for halophytesp. 19
Use of halophyte forages for rehabilitation of degraded landsp. 25
Utilization of halophytic plants for fodder production with brackish water in subtropic desertsp. 43
Utilization of halophytes by livestock on rangelands: Problems and prospectsp. 77
Halophytes in mixed feeds for livestockp. 97
Halophytic shrubs in semi-arid regions of Australia: Value for grazing and land stabilizationp. 101
Halophytes and halophytic plant communities in Inner-Asiap. 115
Forage halophytes and salt-tolerant fodder crops in the Mediterranean Basinp. 123
Halophytes and halophytic plant communities in the Arab region: Their potential as a rangeland resourcep. 139
North American halophytes: Potential use in animal husbandryp. 165
Halophytes as a resource for livestock husbandry in South Americap. 175
Halophytic coastal marsh vegetation in East Africap. 201
Halophytes of the Indian desert-communities on the various 'ranns'p. 211
Banni grasslands and halophytes: A case study from Indiap. 217
Potentials for cultivation of halophytic crops on saline wastelands and sandy deserts in Pakistan to overcome feed gap for grazing animalsp. 223
Forage production from salt-affected and water-logged areas in Punjab, Pakistan: A case studyp. 231
Prospects for saltbush (Atriplex spp.) as animal feed in irrigated and marginal lands in Sudanp. 235
Halophytes and desertification control in Iraqp. 239
Feed value of some halophytic range plants of arid regions of Iranp. 249
Use of edible shrubs in pasture improvement under Mediterranean environment in northern Syriap. 255
The potential economic use of halophytes for agricultural development of southern Moroccop. 259
Production from grazing sheep on revegetated saltland in Western Australiap. 263
Impacts of halophytes on animal health and nutritionp. 267
Small ruminant feeding trials on the Arabian peninsula with Salicornia bigelovii Torrp. 273
Effect of feeding Atriplex amnicola on growth and carcass quality of dwarf goatsp. 277
Halophytes as animal feeds in the Egyptian desertsp. 281
Alhagi sparsifolia Schap: A potentially utilizable forage in saline soilp. 285
Massive propagation of halophytes (Distichlis spicata and Tamarix spp.) on the highly saline-alkaline soils in the ex-Lake Texcoco, Mexicop. 289
Vetiver grass, its potential in the stabilisation and rehabilitation of degraded saline landp. 293
Some features of salt tolerance in Senna (Cassia acutifolia), in Sudanp. 297
Characterization of progeny clones belonging to natural Sicilian Atriplex halimus populationsp. 303
Key words indexp. 311
Author Indexp. 316
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ISBN: 9780792326649
ISBN-10: 0792326644
Series: TASKS FOR VEGETATION SCIENCE
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 318
Published: 30th September 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 27.31 x 20.96  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.98