Soil Salinity and Its Management [chapter]

Muthuraman Yuvaraj, Kasiviswanathan Subash Chandra Bose, Prabakaran Elavarasi, Eman Tawfik
2021 Soil Moisture Importance  
Soil salinity is a growing threat all over the world due to its toxic effect to reduce soil fertility and water uptake in the crops. An average of 418 million ha soil is saline in nature. Various climatic, geomorphic and rainfall pattern causes which involved in saline soil formation. To reduce the toxic effect proper management of saline soil is required. Irrigation water also a major concern regarding soil salinity management. Saline irrigation water enhances and maintains the severity soil
more » ... the severity soil salinity. Crop production aspects root zone salinity provides a strong negative impact on soil fertility. Salinity causes the reduction in nutrient ion, and water uptake has a significant negative effect on crop yields. Soil and water salinity interactions and their influence on crop growth and management of salinity are deliberated in this chapter.
doi:10.5772/intechopen.93329 fatcat:ul46m3gbc5adjosw7ytoevemsi