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Title: Influence of water quality on water absorption capacity of soil gel-conditioners
Authors: Al-Darby, A.M.
Al-Omran, A.M.
Shalaby, A.A.
Keywords: Water Quality
Water Absorption Capacity
Soil Gel-Conditioners
Issue Date: 1993
Publisher: King Saud University
Citation: Journal of King Saud University, Agricultural Sciences: 5 (1); 111-117
Abstract: A laboratory experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of water quality on water absorption capacity (WAC) of soil gel-conditioners. The gel-conditioners used included AcryHope (AH), Culture Plus (CP), StaWet (ST), and Hydrogel (HD). The water used different in electrical conductivities (EC; 0.5,1,2,4, and 8 dSm-l) and sodium adsorption ratio (SAR; 5,10, and 20). The results showed that the amount of water absorbed decreased with increased salinity. However, the rate of reduction decreased as SAR increased. This suggests that a high SAR of water may enhance the water absorption capacity of soil gel-conditioners. Thus it is very important to consider the EC and SAR of the irrigation water during the selection and management of soil gel-conditioners. To aid this process of soil gel-conditioners selection and management, linear relationships were established between the relative WAC and natural logarithm of EC for all soil gel-conditioners with the exception of AH in which SAR is included.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/528
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