University of California

Drip irrigation controls soil salinity under row crops


Blaine R. Hanson
Warren E. Bendixen

Authors Affiliations

B.R. Hanson is Irrigation and Drainage Specialist, Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, UC Davis; W.E. Bendixen is Farm Advisor, Santa Barbara County, UC Cooperative Extension.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 49(4):19-23. DOI:10.3733/ca.v049n04p19. July 1995.

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Keeping soil salinity low in the root zone is crucial to growers of salt-sensitive crops. This study investigated patterns of soil salinity under surface and subsurface drip irrigation. High soil salinity occurred midway between drip laterals for both irrigation methods and above the drip tape for subsurface drip irrigation. Rainfall leached the salts from the zones of high salinity for both irrigation methods.

Hanson B, Bendixen W. 1995. Drip irrigation controls soil salinity under row crops. Hilgardia 49(4):19-23. DOI:10.3733/ca.v049n04p19
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