Saline Water

Key Points:

  1. Salinity refers to the presence of soluble salts
    in soil or water

  2. The most common salt causing salinity is
    sodium chloride, but there may be a range
    of other salts such as magnesium, calcium
    or potassium

  3. Salt is naturally present in
    soils, surface water and groundwater

  4. Irrigation water that contains high levels of total soluble salts (salinity) can affect the
    growth and yield of vegetables

  5. The effect of salty irrigation water on crop yields can be reduced by good management�practices

Matters of Facts #42 Coping with Saline Irrigation Water December 2006
No.42 download pdf 84kb

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