The leaching of salts from restructured saline clay soils

Tanton, T.W., Armstrong, A.S.B. and Rycroft, D.W. (1988) The leaching of salts from restructured saline clay soils Soil Use and Management, 4, (4), pp. 139-143. (doi:10.1111/j.1475-2743.1988.tb00751.x).


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Abstract. The leaching of salt from a restructured saline heavy montmorillonite clay soil was studied experimentally. Restructured clay was placed in a 25-m long ± 0.75-m deep polythene-lined trench and leaching studied under flood irrigation. The hydraulic conductivity of the soil always exceeded 25 m d-1 during the experiment, and 85 % of the salt was leached within 16 days, most being leached in the first 8 days. The results indicate that restructuring clay could make the drainage of heavy clay soils economically feasible.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1111/j.1475-2743.1988.tb00751.x
ISSNs: 0266-0032 (print)
ePrint ID: 75538
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
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