Groundwtare salinity and depth effects on soil salinity in a furrow- irrigated area in kenya

Citation:
I.C. W, S.T. T. "Groundwtare salinity and depth effects on soil salinity in a furrow- irrigated area in kenya." Trop. Agric. (Trinidad). 2003;80(1).

The effects of ground water salinity and depth on soil salinity was investigated in a furrow- irrigated area of Kenya during consultative wet and dry seasons. the ground water salinity was significantly (p 0.05, R= 0.75-0.88) related to soil salinity when the ground water depth fluctuated with 0-1m depth in both season. when the ground water remained below 1., the relationship was not linear. this meant that when saline ground water existed within 1m from the soil surface, soil salinity ensued even low salinity (electrical conductivity= 0.28. ds m-1 in the dry season) irrigation water was used. the depth of the ground water table was  different in each season. in general, deep levels occurred during the dry season while shallow water tables existed during the wet season. thus, leaching of excess salts by rain water was the saline groundwater table <1 m regardless of season

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