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Soil and water losses from new citrus orchards growing on sloped soils in the western Mediterranean basin

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

CERDÀ, A.
Dep. de Geografia, Univ., Valencia, Espagne
Dep. de Economía y Ciencias Sociales, Univ. Politécnica de Valencia, Alicante, Espagne
BODÍ, M.B.
Dep. de Geografia, Univ., Valencia, Espagne
GEA-Grupo de Edafología Ambiental, Dep. de Agroquímica y Medio Ambiente, Univ. Miguel Hernández, Elche, Espagne
School of the Environment and Society, Univ., Swansea, Royaume-Uni


Description :
Ten representative research sites were selected in eastern Spain to assess soil erosion rates and processes in new citrus orchards on sloping soils. The experimental plots were located at representatives sites on limestone. Ten rainfall simulation were carried out at each of the 10 selected study sites to determine the interill soil erosion and runoff rates. The soil erosion rates are among the highest measured in the western Mediterranean basin. The positive relationship between runoff discharge and sediment concentration shows that the sediment availability is very high. These results are neither tolerable nor sustainable.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Earth surface processes and landforms, issn : 0197-9337, 2009, vol. 34, n°. 13, p. 1822-1830, nombre de pages : 9, Références bibliographiques : 1,5 p.

Date :
2009

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Chichester, Wiley

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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