Learn about salinity and related concepts

Learn about salinity and water quality

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Fundamentals of water chemistry and salinity

Salt-related chemicals present in irrigation water come from many sources; the main sources are examined here. In addition, some of the common constituents of water are listed and the typical concentration range for each is described. This section also defines several water quality parameters that are useful when analyzing a water source and assessing whether the water will be suitable for irrigating plants. To learn more, choose a topic by clicking on it.

Each of the submodules listed above is designed so you can read through it completely in three to ten minutes. After you've mastered all these basic concepts, click your browser's forward button to move on to several advanced topics.

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