AgroStar Krishi Gyaan
23 Apr 18, 10:00 AM
Advisory ArticleAgroStar Agronomy Centre of Excellence
What measures should be taken to improve salty(saline) soil.
The salty soil gets a white layer of white salts on it.The pH of this soil is less than 8.5.Electric conductivity of the soluble salts in the soil is more than 4 deci Simon per meter. The amount of exchangeable sodium is not more than 15%.
To improve saline soil, it needs to be prepared properly and 1% slope should be created.Trenches should be made in the horizontal direction of the slope at proper distance. Enough water should be given to the soil and the salts should be drained out of
the farm through trenches. During the crop rotation, fodder crops should be cultivated. The crops should be salt tolerant. Irrigated land should not be kept fallow otherwise its salinity will increase. Use mulching for the soil..
To improve the saline soil, use porous pipe drainage system. it helps to increase ventilation in the soil. The texture of the soil improves. Efficient roots of the crop grow. The crop becomes vigorous. The process of depositing salts in the soil becomes slower and the land becomes cultivable.
Agrostar Agronomy Center Excellence, 14th April 18.