Soil surface scarification: improving plant succession and ecosystem health toward sustainability
Mounir Louhaichi. (30/10/2019). Soil surface scarification: improving plant succession and ecosystem health toward sustainability. Lebanon: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
Research for Development initiatives for: promoting sustainable rangeland management practices and managing rangelands, one of this recommended practices is Soil surface scarification, applying this practice under arid climate conditions facilitates plant succession and enhances ecosystem health. Lightly breaking up the surface soil creates narrow furrows that trap moisture and improve seedbed conditions. This practice, if complemented by seeding, is a cost-effective technique for rehabilitating degraded rangelands.