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- Ayars, James E.; Shouse, Peter; Lesch, Scott M.
- Agricultural water management 2009 v.96 no.11 pp. 1579
- Medicago sativa; alfalfa; drainage water; saline water; irrigated farming; water reuse; salt tolerance; evaporation; groundwater; water uptake; water quality; water table; electrical conductivity; soil salinity; leaching; crop yield; sustainable agriculture
- ... Disposal of saline drainage water is a significant problem for irrigated agriculture. One proposal is to recycle drainage water to irrigate salt tolerant crops until the volume has been reduced sufficiently to enable final disposal by evaporation. Part of this concept requires in situ crop water reuse from shallow groundwater; and data is needed to quantify the potential use of groundwater by alte ...