Articles | Volume 15, issue 1
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 129–143, 2022
Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 129–143, 2022

Development and technical paper 10 Jan 2022

Development and technical paper | 10 Jan 2022

Irrigation quality and management determine salinization in Israeli olive orchards

Vladimir Mirlas et al.


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Short summary
Salinization owing to irrigation water quality causes soil degradation and soil fertility reduction that with poor drainage conditions impede plant development and manifest in economic damage. This study provided a soil salting process evaluation procedure through a combination of soil salinity monitoring, field experiments, remote sensing, and unsaturated soil profile saline water movement modeling. The modeling results validated the soil salinization danger from using brackish irrigation.