Water quality criteria for irrigation are imprecise. The final result of quality evaluation depends on plant, soil and climatic variables all of which can be inter-dependent. A range of management strategies of varying complexity are available to mitigate the effects of poor quality water. The heavy winter rainfall in the south-west of Western Australia affects the applicability of published salinity criteria most of which have been developed in arid and semi-arid environments with little effective rainfall.
Western Australia, Irrigation water, Water quality
George, P R. (1983), Agricultural water quality criteria : irrigation aspects.. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Report 30.
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