Under drought conditions, drainage water may be used to supplement regular irrigation to meet crop water demands or possibly to maintain established tree or vine crops if root zone salinity is carefully managed.
This publication considers some of the more recent research related to the use of saline water for irrigation of agricultural crops and describes the management of this water to maintain crop production and acceptable root zone soil salinity.
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Part of a series of Drought Tips written and produced by the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources under an agreement with the California Department of Water Resources.
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