Effects of Forest Windbreaks deployed in Arid Lands, Turpan, Northwest China 2.Effects on prevention of wind erosion and on crop growth

JIRCAS Journal
ISSN 13407686
書誌レコードID(総合目録DB) AA11030483

Observations of sand accumulation and crop growth in arid lands were carried out at the Turpan Desert Research Station, Xinjiang located in the northwestern part of China from 1990 to 1992. It was demonstrated that the use of tamarisk forest windbreaks prevented wind erosion and exerted a beneficial effect on crop growth under very dry conditions. When buried in sand, tamarisk trees display elongation characteristics which enable them to emerge above the land. Tamarisk trees are suitable for use as windbreaks in the marginal agricultural region of Northwest China. Forest windbreaks decrease the total amount of water consumption over large areas, even if the trees consume irrigation water, due to the improvement of the microclimate, decrease of evapo-transpiration, etc. Production and quality of crops are improved by windbreaks and sand erosion can be prevented. Forest windbreaks are very effective for the prevention of sand accumulation and for crop growth in arid lands.

作成者 Taichi MAKI Borong PAN Mingyuan DU Makoto NAKAI Kenji UEMURA
著者キーワード tamarisk wind direction sand accumulation plant growth
公開者 Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
国立情報学研究所メタデータ主題語彙集(資源タイプ) Journal Article
開始ページ 39
終了ページ 45
権利 Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
言語 eng