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Managing Moderately Saline (Salty) Irrigation Water

Carter, David L. (1969) Managing Moderately Saline (Salty) Irrigation Water. University of Idaho Current Information Series No. 107. University of Idaho College of Agriculture. 4 pp.

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Irrigation water quality often determines the
success of irrigated agriculture in many areas
of the world. In the Western U. S. many farmers
experience crop failures or low yields as a result
of irrigating with moderately saline (moderately
salty) water. Many of these crop failures
could be prevented and yields often could be increased
through proper planning and proper irrigation
Approximately 1/5 of the irrigation wells in
some sections of Idaho yield moderately saline
water. In addition the water in some streams is
moderately saline. Using these waters for irrigation
may result in low yields and, in some cases,
crop failures.

Item Type: Technical Bulletin
NWISRL Publication Number: 0158
Subjects: Mass Import - unclassified
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:58
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2016 15:39
Item ID: 1151