Towards sustainable agriculture for the salt-affected soil

Hongbo Shao, Liye Chu, Haiying Lu, Weicong Qi, Xin Chen, Jia Liu, Shaoping Kuang, Boping Tang, Vanessa Wong

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Salt stress is a major problem happening in almost all the world, affecting soil metabolism and acting further negatively soil fertility and soil quality, causing land degradation and low ecosystem service functions and ecosystem productivity. In marshy area as one type of important marginal land resources, salt is also the main barrier to be improved and the driving force to make vegetation succeed. This commentary briefly reviews the main advance focusing on salt-affected soil and introduced the publications in this Special Issue: Salt Soil Improvement and Efficient Development in Land Degradation & Development 29, 2018, to promote global cooperation for studying salt-affecting soil quality, land degradation, and eco-restoration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)574–579
Number of pages6
JournalLand Degradation and Development
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019


  • halophytes
  • improvement
  • land degradation
  • salt-affected soil
  • soil quality

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Shao, H., Chu, L., Lu, H., Qi, W., Chen, X., Liu, J., Kuang, S., Tang, B., & Wong, V. (2019). Towards sustainable agriculture for the salt-affected soil. Land Degradation and Development, 30(5), 574–579.