Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, Vol 76, No 1 (2011)

Recommendations for Soil Management in Croatia

Stjepan HUSNJAK, Marija ROMIĆ, Milan POLJAK, Nikola PERNAR

Pages: 1-8


A trend of rapid forest and particularly agricultural land area reduction due to different types of degradation has been present worldwide in the last decades, and so also in Croatia, whereat soil losses caused by land reallocation are especially dramatic. Besides that, we are witnesses of different forms of soil degradation associated with climate changes - from acidification, dehumification, pollution, erosion to desertification. To protect soils from all types of impairment, this highly important natural resource should be managed in a sustainable way. Hence, the objectives of this work were to present the land potential of Croatia, identify existing processes of soil damages and expressed threats, and offer recommendations for systematic land management, including organizational, administrative and practical measures.


soil; damage; threats; management; measures; Croatia

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