Salinity management practice guidelinesManaging root-zone salinity for irrigated horticultural crops in winter rainfall zones of Australia
Land & Water Australia. 2009. Salinity management practice guidelines. [Online] (Updated June 6th, 2012)
Available at: http://lwa.gov.au/node/2835 [Accessed Tuesday 22nd of October 2013 03:44:25 AM ].
A better understanding of plant requirements and the highly efficient management of water has led irrigators to apply water to accurately meet crop needs. This has meant a considerable reduction in the amount of water flushing through the root-zone. As a result, soil salinity levels have risen.
Current drought conditions and low water allocations are likely to result in even less water being used to flush salts from the root-zone. The declining quality of water resources means that actively removing salt from the root‑zone is even more important.
Dr Gerrit Schrale, Dr Tapas Biswas