Identification, mitigation, and adaptation to salinization on working lands in the U.S. Southeast.

  • Authors: Keesee, Dan; Hollinger, David; Gibson, Nancy; McNulty, Steven; Miller, Chris; Gavazzi, Michael; Worley, Elijah
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
  • Source: General Technical Report SRS-259. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station.
  • DOI: 10.2737/SRS-GTR-259

Abstract

Key Messages: * Soil salinization in the coastal Southeastern United States is becoming more prevalent as storm surges increase in frequency,and sea levels rise. * Salinization reduces the productivity of working lands and can prevent crops from growing. * Resources are lacking for landowners to understand coastal salinization and how to manage for resilience. * Action must be taken if the land is to remain profitable as conditions change. This manual describes the impacts and includes adaptation measures that can be taken to maintain productivity in working lands.

  • Citation: Gibson, Nancy; McNulty, Steven; Miller, Chris; Gavazzi, Michael; Worley, Elijah; Keesee, Dan; Hollinger, David. 2021. Identification, mitigation, and adaptation to salinization on working lands in the U.S. Southeast. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-259. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 69 p. https://doi.org/10.2737/SRS-GTR-259.
  • Keywords: Adaptation, agriculture, saline soil, salinity, salinization, sea-level rise.
  • Posted Date: December 30, 2020
  • Modified Date: January 5, 2021
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