Improving Water and Nutrient Use Efficiency for Crop Production in Dry Lands via Soil Amendments and Remote Sensing Techniques

Improving Water and Nutrient Use Efficiency for Crop Production in Dry Lands via Soil Amendments and Remote Sensing Techniques
Publication type: 
Poster
Authors: 
Henda Mahmoudi, Ali El battay, Shabbir A Shahid, Kaleem ul Hassan
Abstract: 
The soils of the Arabian Peninsula in general and GCC countries in specific are dominantly sandy (low nutrient and water holding capacity, high infiltration rate). These soils need high inputs for crop production. To be cost-effective in agriculture production these soils need careful consideration to enhance water and nutrient use efficiency and increase crop production. A number of organic and inorganic amendments have been used by various researchers in this regards. However, little has been done in this respect on UAE soils, and hence forms the focus of this study. The study aims to achieve this through soil improvement using soil amendments and assessing the efficiency through remote sensing techniques.
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