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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2005)

Document title

Erosion modelling and soil loss prediction under changing land use for a catchment in Mauritius

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LE ROUX J.J. ; SUMNER P.D. ; RUGHOOPUTH S.D.D.V. ;

Abstract

Sugar cane cultivation is the dominant form of agriculture on Mauritius, but the industry is facing increasing financial constraints that will probably lead to greater diversity in land use. Soil erosion models were tested for two alternative crops, pineapples and vegetables, which suggest that soil loss rates could double or quadruple respectively. Such crops should therefore be confined to low slope angles and be supported by sound soil management practices. - (AJC)

Source

Article of periodic

published at : South African geographical journal / ISSN 0373-6245 / CODEN SGEJAH

Editor : Routledge, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (19)

Millesime : 2005, vol. 87, no2 [pp. 129-140]

Bibliographic references : 56 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 7407

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