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Pre-irrigation of a severely-saline soil with in-situ water to establish dryland forages
Alfalfa serves as one of the most important forage plants in North America. It is also the recommended remedial crop for dryland salinity control. But, because of its limited salt tolerance, it does not establish satisfactorily ...
Screening for salt tolerance in native and exotic shrub willow
(University of Saskatchewan, 2010-03-31)
Dryland salinity is a significant agronomic problem across the Canadian prairies, with an estimated four million hectares of salt-affected land. The potential exists to make better use of saline marginal lands by developing ...
Nitrogen effects on water use efficiency in the semi-arid Canadian prairies
In the semiarid environment of the Canadian prairies, water is the main constraint to crop production. Few studies have examined the influence of fertilizer on water use efficiency (WUE) and fewer still have made comparisons ...
Root-zone salinity reduces crop yields. The extent of the reduction depends on the kinds and concentrations of salts existing in the soil solutions across the field. The salts which cause root-zone salinity typically ...