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Potential use of polyacrylamides (PAM) in reclaiming some problem soils

Sivapalan, Savi (2002) Potential use of polyacrylamides (PAM) in reclaiming some problem soils. In Williamson, David, Tang, C., & Rate, Andrew (Eds.) Australian Society of Soil Science National Conference, 2-6 December 2002, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

Abstract

Polyacrylamides (PAM) are used in many countries for the improvement of soil physical properties. Interest among researchers in using polyacrylamides in Australian agriculture is steadily increasing over the past few years. Soils with hardsetting properties are widespread in Australia and render difficulties for the germination of seeds of many crops. Crop production in coarse-textured soils is limited due to low water holding capacity of these soils. Sodic soils in rice growing areas create turbidity of water that seriously affects the successful establishment of rice seedlings. This paper explores the possible applications of PAM to remedy these problems.

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ID Code: 2618
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: Hardsetting, coarse, textured, sodic, turbidity
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (050000) > SOIL SCIENCES (050300) > Soil Chemistry (excl. Carbon Sequestration Science) (050304)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES (070000) > CROP AND PASTURE PRODUCTION (070300) > Agronomy (070302)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (050000) > SOIL SCIENCES (050300) > Soil Physics (050305)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 17 Nov 2005
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:28

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