Reclamation of ‘Usar’ Lands in India through Blue-green Algæ

@article{SINGH1950ReclamationO,
  title={Reclamation of ‘Usar’ Lands in India through Blue-green Alg{\ae}},
  author={RAMA NAGINA SINGH},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1950},
  volume={165},
  pages={325-326}
}
WHILE other plants, including crops, fail to grow on the alkaline ‘Usar’ lands of northern India, blue-green algæ form a thick stratum on the surface of the soil during the rainy season (from July to September) and during the retreating monsoon (December–January). The most important algæ are species of Nostoc (N. commune, N. muscorum, N. punctiforme), Scytonema (S. ocellatum, S. javanicum), Microcoleus (M. chthonoplastes, M. vaginatus), Porphyrosiphon (P. Notarisii), Camptylonema (C. lahorense… CONTINUE READING