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Salinization

Definition:

The buildup of salts in soils.

Source: Millennium Ecosystem Assessment  Glossary

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Salinization occurs frequently from overirrigated soil when evaporation of water at the surface draws salts from underground rocks and soils, causing salts to crystallize and interfere with root growth.

Source: GreenFacts

Salinization
Fields in California suffering from severe salinization.

Source: USDA News 

Related words:

Waterlogging

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GreenFacts Summary on Desertification:

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Français: Salinisation

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