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

Uttam K. Saha Program Coordinator, Agricultural & Environmental Services Lab (AESL) Wesley Porter Assistant Professor, Crop & Soil Sciences Jason Lessl Program Coordinator, Agricultural & Environmental Services Lab (AESL) Gary L. Hawkins Assistant Professor - Water Resource Management, Crop & Soil Sciences Leticia S Sonon Ph.D Director, Agricultural & Environmental Services Lab (AESL) Stephanie Butcher ANR County Extension Agent/Coordinator, Northwest District
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