Kazakh Research Institute of Soil Science and Agrochemistry named after Uspanov

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Kazakh Research Institute of Soil Science and Agrochemistry named after Uspanov

Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Saparov A.S.,Kazakh Research Institute of Soil Science and Agrochemistry named after Uspanov | Mirzakeev E.K.,Kazakh Research Institute of Soil Science and Agrochemistry named after Uspanov | Sharypova T.M.,Kazakh Research Institute of Soil Science and Agrochemistry named after Uspanov | Saparov G.A.,Kazakh Research Institute of Soil Science and Agrochemistry named after Uspanov | Abuduwaili J.,Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography
Journal of Arid Land | Year: 2013

This paper presented the results from the study of irrigation erosion of irrigated lands in southern Kazakhstan. The main purpose of the work is the conservation of the fertility of irrigated soils, and then the soils of the upper, middle and lower sections of the slopes at the experimental site were studied. Based on field investigations, authors studied the water resistance of aggregates of gray-brown soils and light gray soils before and after irrigation and qualitative indicators of changes in physical and chemical properties of structured soils in irrigation were determined by conventional methods of soil research. The results indicated that the changes in the physical properties of soils by using polymeric compounds created a fundamentally new opportunity to control water erosion of soils. © 2013 Science Press, Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.


Konstantinovna T.T.,Kazakh Research Institute of Soil Science and Agrochemistry named after Uspanov | Zheksembaevna A.N.,Kazakh Research Institute of Soil Science and Agrochemistry named after Uspanov
Journal of Arid Land | Year: 2011

The effects of human activities on the soil cover transformation in the eastern part of Kazakhstan were investigated during the period of 1956-2008. The results of the research for different soil types in Priaralye indicated that there was 643.3×103 hm2 solonchaks, accounting for 38.5 % of the total area (1670.5×103 hm2) in 2008. Vast areas are occupied with dried lakeshore soil (311.1× 103 hm2), sandy soils (147.6×103 hm2) and grey-brown desert soils and solonetzes (146.7×103 hm2). In 2001 the area of solonchak was 755×103 hm2 and decreased to 643.3×103 hm2 in 2008, which due to the shrinkage of the Aral Sea, the areas of marsh and lakeshore solonchaks decreased with the increase of dried bottom of the Aral Sea. The level of soil cover transformation in the modern delta of the Syr-Darya River can be seen from the comparison of the results obtained from the different years in the study area. The area of solonchaks increased by 10×103 hm2 and the area of alluvial-meadow salinizied soils increased by 17.9×103 hm2 during the period of 1956-1969. It means that many non-salinizied soils were transformed into salinizied ones. Striking changes occurred in the structure of soil cover as a result of aridization. So, the researches in1969 significantly determined the areas of hydromorphic soils subjected to desertification (it was not fixed on the map before 1956). Later, these soils were transformed into takyr-like soils. The area of takyr-like soils increased almost by 3 times for 34 years (from 1956 to 1990). The long-term soil researches on soil cover transformation in Priaralye have shown that the tendencies of negative processes (salinization and deflation) are being kept and lead to further soil and eco-environment degradation in the region.

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