Irrigation Water Quality Standards and Salinity Management Strategies

Date of Publication
January 25, 2022
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This 11-page publication teaches techniques for controlling salinity in irrigation water.

Nearly all waters contain dissolved salts and trace elements, many of which result from the natural weathering of the earth's surface. Most salinity problems in agriculture result directly from the salts carried in the irrigation water.

Some techniques for controlling salinity, which require relatively minor changes, include:

  • More frequent irrigations
  • Selection of more salt-tolerant crops
  • Additional leaching
  • Pre-plant irrigation
  • Bed forming
  • Seed placement

(11 pages)

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