A field experiment on vegetable crops was carried out between 1988 and 1993 near Naples (Italy). The effect of saline water on soil properties was assessed by means of laboratory experiments on undisturbed soil cores. Significant differences in the soil water retention curves and unsaturated capillary conductivity were observed. To assess the impact of saline water on crop yields the solute concentration in the root zone as a function of time was estimated with a numerical model of soil water and solute flow (SWAPTRE).
|Title of host publication||Crop-water-environment models; selected papers to the workshop organized by the ICID Working Group on `Sustainable Crops and Water Use' at the occasion of the 16th Congress of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage at Cairo, Egypt. Cairo, Egypt nat. Comm. ICID, 1996|
|Editors||R. Ragab, D. El-Din El-Quosy, B.J. van den Broek, L.S. Pereira|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|