Title: Development of horticulture in arid conditions of Kazakhstan with the use of innovative technology to hydrogelision 'AQUASORB' in the soil

Authors: Alevtina Danilova; Naziya Suleimenova; Andrey Vinokurov; Elena Isakova; Yerzhan Abildaev

Addresses: Altai Botanic Garden, Kazakh Academy of Sciences, Jermakova 1, Reg. Vostochno-Kozachckaja, 493910 Leninogorsk, Kazakhstan ' Kazakhstan National Agricultural University, 137 Valikhanov Street, Almaty 050000, Kazakhstan ' Altai Botanic Garden, Kazakh Academy of Sciences, Jermakova 1, Reg. Vostochno-Kozachckaja, 493910 Leninogorsk, Kazakhstan ' Altai Botanic Garden, Kazakh Academy of Sciences, Jermakova 1, Reg. Vostochno-Kozachckaja, 493910 Leninogorsk, Kazakhstan ' Kazakh National Agricultural University, Valikhanov St 137, Almaty 050000, Kazakhstan

Abstract: In order to develop horticulture in arid conditions of South-East and East Kazakhstan with the help of water-saving innovative technologies, we studied the influence of water-retaining polymer 'AQUASORB' on the agrophysical properties of soil. The digital device is used for controlling the physiological indicators of the water regime in 16 species of ornamental tree-shrub and fruit crops in experimental gardens in the arid zones of East, Central and South-East Kazakhstan. It is established that the polymer increases the total and productive moisture reserve in the soil and improves agrophysical properties, creates more favourable conditions for the adaptation and development of wood species, increases the drought resistance of plants in terms of heat resistance, water retention, total hydration and the content of mobile moisture in the tissues of leaves of wood species. The presence of hydrogel in the root layer increases the water-holding capacity of leaves by 11%, by 4%-8% (18%) increases the content of hydration and mobile moisture in each variant compared to the control.

Keywords: hydrogel; soil density; soil moisture; digital control; leaf blade; heat resistance; Kazakhstan.

DOI: 10.1504/IJARGE.2021.10044150

International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology, 2021 Vol.17 No.2/3/4, pp.225 - 237

Received: 08 Mar 2021
Accepted: 03 Jun 2021

Published online: 23 Mar 2022 *

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