Vineyard salinity problems corrected with special leaching in Coachella Valley trials
AuthorsD. D. Halsey
J. R. Spencer
R. L. Branson
A. W. Marsh
Authors AffiliationsDean Halsey is Farm Advisor, Riverside County; Bob Spencer is a Research Engineer for Coachella Valley County Water District, Coachella; Roy Branson is Extension Soils and Water Specialist, University of California, Riverside; Albert Marsh is Extension Irrigation and Soils Specialist, University of California, Riverside.
Hilgardia 17(5):2-3. DOI:10.3733/ca.v017n05p2. May 1963.
Annual teaching with heavy water applications by ponding, with the aid of plastic levees, or use of sprinklers, may be the answer to problems of excess salt accumulation in Coachella Valley vineyards. Trials in a Thompson Seedless vineyard showed marked improvement in vine condition following these special teaching practices. Previous installations of additional tile drains had not corrected this vineyard salinity problem. Salt accumulation in the soil, with resulting vine decline, is the most important current problem facing grape growers in the Coachella Valley.
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