Agricultural Salinity Assessment and Management by Edited by Wesley W. Wallender, Kenneth K. Tanji, Sc.D.

By Edited by Wesley W. Wallender, Kenneth K. Tanji, Sc.D.

Agricultural Salinity evaluate and administration, moment version, considers around the globe salinity and hint aspect administration in irrigated agriculture and water offers. This up-to-date variation presents a connection with aid maintain irrigated agriculture and integrates modern innovations and administration practices. It covers technical and medical facets of agricultural salinity mangement, in addition to environmental, fiscal, and felony issues. themes contain: nature and volume of agricultural salinity; analysis of salinity difficulties and choice of regulate practices; soil reaction to saline and sodic stipulations; plant responses to saline and sodic stipulations; long term regional-scale modeling of soil salinity; case examine of San Joaquin Valley, California; institutional and salinity concerns at the top Rio Grande; and viability of irrigated agriculture with increasing house and time. the second one version of MOP seventy one is effective to water execs, engineers, scientists, practitioners, and educators drawn to constructing and coping with ever extra limited water provides around the globe

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SJVDIP. (1999j), “Salt utilization,” Technical Committee Report. SJVDIP. (1999k). “Grasslands subarea report,” Technical Committee Report. SJVDIP. (1999l). “Westlands subarea report,” Technical Committee Report. SJVDIP. (1999m). “Tulare/Kern subarea report,” Technical Committee Report. SJVDIP. (1998). Drainage management in the San Joaquin Valley, A status report, Department of Water Resources, Sacramento, Calif. Szabolcs, I. (1989). , Boca Raton, Fla. Tanji, K. K. (1981). “River basin hydrosalinity modeling,” Agric.

During germination and establishment of seedlings, only the salinity of the topsoil affects the plant. Bare spots in a cropped field may indicate only that excessive salt occurs in the shallow topsoil or seedbed rather than in the deeper rootzone. The vigor of the plants adjacent to these bare spots is usually a good indicator of the depth of excessive soil salinity. Crops growing on saline soils typically show uneven growth and may exhibit other symptoms induced by salinity, such as stunted growth or unusually small leaves of a deep bluegreen color.

Historians surmise that these problems led the Hohokams to either relocate or starve. A Recent California Example The discovery of selenium and other toxic elements in subsurface drainage waters from the west side of California’s San Joaquin Valley, coupled with the age-old threat of salinity and high water tables, has heightened our awareness of the difficulties in sustaining irrigated agriculture (Tanji et al. 1986). Before the 1950s, only salinity and boron were of major concern in agricultural drainage.

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