We assessed the effects of saline water irrigation on soil properties and microbial activity. Increasing salinity microbial activity decreased. 1% salinity strongly affected soil biochemical properties and microorganisms. Our results indicate that 0.5% salinity may be tolerated by soil microorganisms suggesting a possible use of brackish water in agriculture soils.
|Titolo:||Effect of long- term irrigation water salinity on soil properties and microbial biomass|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|