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Waterlogging

Definition:

Soaking of agricultural land caused by a rising water-table [the surface of groundwater in the soil] or excessive irrigation. [Waterlogging] compacts soil, deprives roots of oxygen and contributes to salinization.

Source: Green 4 Green Glossary 

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Waterlogged field
Waterlogged field

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Related words:

Salinization

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Translation(s):

Español: Anegamiento
Français: Engorgement (des sols)

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