Irrigation Water Quality for Agriculture (B 1448) University of Georgia Extension With growing demands for potable (suitable for drinking) water (due to population increase) and expanding irrigated acreage, there is an increased pressure on irrigated farms to consider using nonpotable alternatives. However, low quality irrigation water can adversely affect soil physical conditions and crop production. This publication provides in-depth information on the following aspects of agricultural irrigation water quality: -Importance of irrigation water quality -Major attributes of irrigation water quality -Common units used -Salts content -Toxicity and their sources -Bacteria in water sources 2016-06-13 16:05:49.253 2015-09-29 16:42:35.173 Irrigation Water Quality for Agriculture | Publications | UGA Extension Skip to content

Irrigation Water Quality for Agriculture (B 1448)

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With growing demands for potable (suitable for drinking) water (due to population increase) and expanding irrigated acreage, there is an increased pressure on irrigated farms to consider using nonpotable alternatives. However, low quality irrigation water can adversely affect soil physical conditions and crop production.

This publication provides in-depth information on the following aspects of agricultural irrigation water quality:
-Importance of irrigation water quality
-Major attributes of irrigation water quality
-Common units used
-Salts content
-Toxicity and their sources
-Bacteria in water sources

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Published on Sep 29, 2015