Irrigation with saline water in Kuwait

Wajeeh S. Farawana


The water should never be considered unsuitable for irrigation just by looking to its total salt content. Soil nature, climatic conditions, farming and irrigation practices are very important factOrs too, and they should also be taken into
Experiments conducted on irrigation with saline water in Kuwait proved, that excellent yield was obtained by using water of 4,000-5,000 ppm total salt. Tomatoes, radish, spinach and alfalfa grown on deep permeable sandy soils gave very good yield when irrigated with water containing 11,OOO ppm total salt
without salt accumulation in the root zone.

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