Agriculture in Dry Lands: Principles and Practice by I. Arnon

By I. Arnon

All through heritage, guy has, by means of over-use, constantly lowered the efficient capability of dry lands. This degradation of one-third of the land quarter of the globe is, regrettably, expanding. in recent times, global curiosity has grew to become to the issues of toxins of our surroundings and the upcoming meals scarcity as international inhabitants grows explosively. hence the eye of foreign and different agricultural bodies Read more...

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Destructive hailstorms are a frequent occurrence. Rainfall is mainly in summer, but some precipitation may occur in every month. Multimodal distribution is confined to certain areas in Africa and South America located near the Equator. There are two alternating rainy and dry seasons. The intensity and duration of the rainy seasons vary considerably from year to year and the two dry seasons are not of equal length. The storms tend to be more intense than in the summer pattern, but less than in the continental pattern.

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