Sustainable irrigation scheduling: effects of saline water on soil physical properties

A. Tedeschi, W. Hamminga, L. Postiglione, M. Menenti

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    In the Mediterranean environment, characterized by hot and dry summers, a soil salinity research has been carried out on clay loam soil classified as Haplustolls. Spring-summer vegetables were irrigated with NaCl solutions of 0%, 0.125%, 0.25%, 0.5% and 1% with intervals of 2, 5 and 10 d. During the extreme treatments (0% and 1%, 2 and 10 d), soil samples were taken in duplicate at depths of 0-10 and 20-30 cm. Water retention and unsaturated hydraulic conductivity characteristics were measured for each sample and Van Genuchten parameters were determined. Significant differences were observed between the mean values of most of these parameters, particularly for the treatments with 0% and 1% at intervals of 2 d.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Title of host publicationICID/FAO workshop; irrigation scheduling: from theory to practice. Rome, ICID, 1995, Background Doc. 10
    Publication statusPublished - 1995

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