Estimation of soil salinity caused by saline irrigation water and determination of suitability of saline water for irrigation.

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Year Published: 2005
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Author: Agar, A. M. ; Unver, I. ; Ozturk, H. S. ; Agar, A.
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A field experiment was conducted in Central Anatolia, Turkey, with three different salinity levels of irrigation water (1.5, 3 and 4.5dS/m) and two leaching fractions (20 and 30 %) applied to a maize (Zea mays) plot and a control plot. Two different sets of inputs, one was normal measurements over a 2 year period and the other was for the effect of long-term rainfall leaching, were applied into the Watsuit simulation software. The resulting changes in actual soil salinity comprised vertical profile changes of actual EC (as well as SAR) were fairly stable, but with a slight tendency to increase with depth. In comparison model estimates of soil salinity (and SAR) were 20% (and 70%) more than the measured levels under the worst scenario. Thirdly a comparison of two year and estimated long term SAR values showed that as the SAR of irrigation water was higher than the soil, the values increased with time.

Pages: 117 - 120
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Journal: International salinity forum - managing saline soils andwater: science, technology and social issues. Poster PresentationAbstracts, Riverside Convention Center, Riverside, California, USA,25-28 April 2005
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electrical conductivity, field experimentation, irrigationwater, leaching, maize, rain, saline water, simulation models, soilprofiles, soil salinity, temporal variation, water quality, Turkey, Zeamays, West Asia, Asia, Mediterranean Region, Developing Countries, OECDCountries, Zea, Poaceae, Cyperales, monocotyledons, angiosperms,Spermatophyta, plants, corn, rainfall, salt water, water composition andquality, Soil Fertility (JJ600), Water Resources (PP200), Soil Physics(JJ300), Pollution and Degradation (PP600), Meteorology and Climate(PP500), Soil Water Management (Irrigation and Drainage) (JJ800)(Revised June 2002) [formerly Soil Water Management], Mathematics andStatistics (ZZ100), Field Crops (FF005) (New March 2000)

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