Document Type

Report

Publication Date

1-3-2002

Series Number

228

Keywords

Environmental impact, Donnybrook region (WA), Apples, Drainage, Salinity, Groundwater, Horticultural crops, Western Australia, Waterlogging, Subsurface drainage, Orchards

Abstract

This report documents results of research carried out within the Donnybrook area, Western Australia, to determine appropriate management for shallow groundwater system responsible for waterlogging of horticultural crops. On one irrigated and previously waterlogged orchard block an assessment is made of the role that subsurface water control had on fruit production and soil water conditions. The report focuses on environmental aspects.