Marginal land

marginal land

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Glossary of "Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet (2nd ed.)" by Botkin & Keller (1998)

  • An area of the Earth with minimal rainfall or otherwise limited severely by some necessary factor, so that it is a poor place for agriculture and easily degraded by agriculture. Typically, these lands are easily converted to deserts when used for light grazing and crop production.


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