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Title: International collaboration in the management of sierozems' fertility

item Busscher, Warren

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/17/2005
Publication Date: 8/23/2005
Citation: Jalankuzov, T.B., Suleimenov, B.U., Busscher, W.J. 2005. International collaboration in the management of sierozems' fertility. Proceedings 'Status and Perspectives of Soil Science Development,' Almaty, Kazakhstan. 2005. p. 62-63.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: New management schemes are being developed that will produce sustainable yields in environmentally challenging areas. The new schemes take into account the need for improved yield; limitations in soil properties such as salinity, low fertility, and compaction; and environmental factors such as limited rainfall, decreasing water supplies, and a dry, continental climate. The management schemes will promote solutions to agricultural problems in Kazakhstan and the USA by improving productivity and soil quality, reducing energy use, better understanding of the effects of salinity on yield, and increasing fertilizer/pesticide use efficiency. The cooperative work with the international research community will also encourage the integration of scientists from the Commonwealth of Independent States, an association of former Soviet republics, into the international scientific community.