NATURAL CONDITIONS CONTRIBUTING TO APPEARANCE AND DEVELOPMENT OF SOIL DEGRADATION IN MOLDOVA
Published in Scientific Papers. Series A. Agronomy, Vol. LVII
Written by Tamara LEAH
The paper aimed to present the natural conditions contributing to soil degradation in Republic of Moldova: geological structure of territory, parental rocks, relief, climatic conditions and vegetative cover. Description of these factors was performed based on the fundamental and applied researches, field and laboratory analyses. Each factor in a greater or lesser measure influences soil degradation and land desertification. Knowing the degree of influence allows developing measures on prevention of factor degradation and measures of restoring fertility of degraded soils. These measures were discussed in state programs for exploitation of degraded soils and low productivity.