Category Archives: Salinity

Salinity Management for Fine Textured Soils

AUTHORS NOTE: The following article discusses salinity management considerations for FINE TEXTURED SOILS (e.g. loams, silts, and clays). This is a follow-up to the previous article, “Salinity Management for Sandy Soils.” For the most part, this article describes issues with the WEST SIDE of the San Joaquin Valley. NOT ALL SOILS ARE THE SAME. Please note that […]

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Salinity Management for Sandy Soils

AUTHORS NOTE: The following article discusses salinity management considerations for SANDY SOILS (e.g. sands, loamy sands). A follow up post will be made for finer texture soils (loams, silts, and clays). For the most part, this article describes issues with the EAST SIDE of the San Joaquin Valley. NOT ALL SOILS ARE THE SAME. Please […]

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Q&A: Evaluating a Water Supply for Suitability to Irrigate Nut Crops

After receiving the results of a water analysis, there are several components that need to be reviewed to determine suitability of the water for the planted crop. If the water does not meet the expected suitability range, it may require ammendments (e.g. gypsum or acid) or mixing with other water sources to prevent crop loss. Below are […]

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