nonarable

nonarable

(ˌnɒnˈærəbəl)
adj
(Environmental Science) ecology (of land) not arable or suitable for farming
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2: Available croplands and nonarable lands (nonirrigated pasture and grasslands) in the study region (32 counties in Northern California) suitable for poplar cultivation under model analysis.
Microalgae have potential to become an alternative source of petrodiesel due to their sustainable photosynthetic efficiency, ecofriendly approach, increasing depletion of nonrenewable energy resources, and use of nonarable land.
"The focus of the US at present is on encouraging cultivation of nonarable lands, increasing food production and helping tackle land ownership issues in South Africa," he said.
The non-cultivated area of land, which includes buildings used for the purposes of the holding, permanent meadows and pastures (permanent fallow), pools, corridors, nonarable land, and non-covered folds, amounted to 177,781 dunums, which is equivalent to 14.7% of the total area of agricultural holdings in the Palestinian Territory: 95.7% in the West Bank and 4.3% in the Gaza Strip.
We have so many results related to dry and nonarable lands during 30 Later years show that 46.5% of studied experts believe that division percentage of this dryness is almost, 40% in the range of middle dryness, 15% Low to Low and rest of them can be classified in high to very high group of dryness.
Algae can be grown on brackish, saltwater, or nonarable desert land, reducing the need to divert freshwater.
"A particularly exciting prospect is harvesting oil for biodiesel production, as microalgae can be cultivated in nonarable areas adjacent to industrial facilities and yield a much higher percentage of extractable oil than other crops." Graeme Sweeney, Shell's executive vice-president for future fuels and carbon dioxide, said: "Algae have great potential as a sustainable feedstock for production of diesel-type fuels with a very small CO footprint."
Trees suck the underground water from surrounding areas, so around newly planted tree belts appear patches of sandy land that are almost nonarable. "You see the forestation on the one hand, but there is the desertification resulting from tree planting on the other hand," says Jiang.
nonarable, tropical grasslands usually have periodic droughts, and large
It is currently distributed throughout lower elevation ranges from the California coast to the Sierra Nevada foothills and generally on nonarable lowland soils or foothill range lands (Huenneke 1989).