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Journal of Arid Land  2013, Vol. 5 Issue (2): 166-171    DOI: 10.1007/s40333-013-0157-z
Research Articles     
Irrigation erosion of irrigated soils in the foothills of southern Kazakhstan
Abdulla S SAPAROV1, Enadiy K MIRZAKEEV1, Tatyana M SHARYPOVA1, Galymzhan A SAPAROV1, Jilili ABUDUWAILI2
1 Kazakh Research Institute of Soil Science and Agrochemistry named after Uspanov, Almaty 050060, Kazakhstan;
2 State Key Laboratory of Desert and Oasis Ecology, Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Urumqi 830011, China
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Abstract  This paper presented the results from the study of irrigation erosion of irrigated lands in southern Kazakhstan. The main purpose of the work is the conservation of the fertility of irrigated soils, and then the soils of the upper, middle and lower sections of the slopes at the experimental site were studied. Based on field investigations, authors studied the water resistance of aggregates of gray-brown soils and light gray soils before and after irrigation and qualitative indicators of changes in physical and chemical properties of structured soils in irrigation were determined by conventional methods of soil research. The results indicated that the changes in the physical properties of soils by using polymeric compounds created a fundamentally new opportunity to control water erosion of soils.

Key wordsnorthern Xinjiang      saline desert      root growth, root spatial and temporal distribution; Salsola subcrassa      Suaeda acuminate      Petrosimonia sibirica     
Received: 20 September 2012      Published: 01 June 2013

The International Science & Technology Cooperation Program of China (2010DFA92720) and the Department of Ecology in Kazakh Research Institute of Soil Science and Agrochemistry named after Uspanov, Almaty, Kazakhstan

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Abdulla S SAPAROV, Enadiy K MIRZAKEEV, Tatyana M SHARYPOVA, Galymzhan A SAPAROV, Jilili ABUDUWAILI. Irrigation erosion of irrigated soils in the foothills of southern Kazakhstan. Journal of Arid Land, 2013, 5(2): 166-171.

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