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Caspian water world’s most fitting for irrigating lands - expert

Fri 04 November 2011 06:22 GMT | 11:22 Local Time
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'We got a very good crop and trees grow wonderfully well', said expert.

The scientific and production unit “Azerbaijan hydrotechnics and melioration” has developed recommendations to fight land degradation though nontraditional irrigation with sea water based on 30 years of studies.

According to the unit’s lab chief Seyfulla Amirov, for its chemical composition, water from the Caspian Sea is the most fitting in the world for irrigation of dry lands, subjected to moderate and severe degradation.

'During the studies we held at an experimental area in Absheron, we used salty water taken from the Caspian Sea to irrigate watermelons and decorative plants. The results of this study exceeded all expectations. We got a very good crop and trees grow wonderfully well.

As a result of the studies we came to a conclusion that by irrigation with salty water taken from the Caspian Sea we can raise productivity of dry lands, subjected to moderate desertion in the Absheron peninsula. Thus, it will be possible to raise the area covered with green plantation in the Absheron peninsula. Thus, we will be able to create more favorable conditions for development of tourism in Baku and its suburbs', Amirov said.

He also noted that the studies showed that the use of fresh sea water or mixed sea and fresh water for irrigation is not so effective or profitable (for energy costs) in comparison with the use of salty water taken from the Caspian Sea for the same end.

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