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Status of soil salinity in California

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Virgil L. Backlund, U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service
Ronald R. Hoppes, U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service

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California Agriculture 38(10):8-9.

Published October 01, 1984

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Not available – first paragraph follows: Saline and sodic soils occur naturally in arid and semiarid regions, and as water development brings more land into irrigation, the salinity problem expands. The condition is aggravated by poor soil drainage, improper irrigation methods, poor water quality, insufficient water supply for adequate leaching, and insufficient disposal sites for water that leaches salts from the soil. Problems caused by soil salinity are compounded when a high water table impedes root development and concentrates salts in the already limited root zone.

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Status of soil salinity in California

Virgil L. Backlund, Ronald R. Hoppes
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Status of soil salinity in California

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Authors

Virgil L. Backlund, U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service
Ronald R. Hoppes, U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service

Publication Information

California Agriculture 38(10):8-9.

Published October 01, 1984

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

Not available – first paragraph follows: Saline and sodic soils occur naturally in arid and semiarid regions, and as water development brings more land into irrigation, the salinity problem expands. The condition is aggravated by poor soil drainage, improper irrigation methods, poor water quality, insufficient water supply for adequate leaching, and insufficient disposal sites for water that leaches salts from the soil. Problems caused by soil salinity are compounded when a high water table impedes root development and concentrates salts in the already limited root zone.

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