Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/216640
Title:
Accumulation of Soil Salinity in Landscapes Irrigated with Reclaimed Water
Author:
Schuch, Ursula K.; Walworth, James; Mahato, Tilak; Pond, Andrew
Issue Date:
Jan-2008
Publisher:
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Journal:
Turfgrass, Landscape and Urban IPM Research Summary
Abstract:
The long-term use of reclaimed water for landscape maintenance and the effects on soil chemistry and soil structure were investigated. Irrigation with reclaimed versus potable water for five years or more affects chemical properties of soil. Soils irrigated with reclaimed versus potable water had higher EC. Monsoon precipitation had less of a leaching effect than anticipated and significantly reduced EC only on two out of 13 sites. Soils irrigated with reclaimed water had higher SAR values than those irrigated with potable water and can potentially develop infiltration problems in the future. Contour maps of the EC for three depths of one site as measured by soil samples and EC as predicted by EM38 measurements for pre- and post-monsoon sampling times were developed.
Keywords:
Agriculture -- Arizona; Turfgrasses -- Arizona; Turf management -- Arizona; Plants, ornamental -- Arizona; Landscape -- Arizona
Series/Report no.:
Series P-155; AZ1446

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.titleAccumulation of Soil Salinity in Landscapes Irrigated with Reclaimed Wateren_US
dc.contributor.authorSchuch, Ursula K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWalworth, Jamesen_US
dc.contributor.authorMahato, Tilaken_US
dc.contributor.authorPond, Andrewen_US
dc.date.issued2008-01-
dc.publisherCollege of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.identifier.journalTurfgrass, Landscape and Urban IPM Research Summaryen_US
dc.description.abstractThe long-term use of reclaimed water for landscape maintenance and the effects on soil chemistry and soil structure were investigated. Irrigation with reclaimed versus potable water for five years or more affects chemical properties of soil. Soils irrigated with reclaimed versus potable water had higher EC. Monsoon precipitation had less of a leaching effect than anticipated and significantly reduced EC only on two out of 13 sites. Soils irrigated with reclaimed water had higher SAR values than those irrigated with potable water and can potentially develop infiltration problems in the future. Contour maps of the EC for three depths of one site as measured by soil samples and EC as predicted by EM38 measurements for pre- and post-monsoon sampling times were developed.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectTurfgrasses -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectTurf management -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectPlants, ornamental -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectLandscape -- Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/216640-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSeries P-155en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAZ1446en_US
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