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|Title:||Controlled drainage management to minimise salt loads||Contributor(s):||Hornbuckle, John (author); Christen, Evan W (author); Faulkner, Richard David (author); Ayars, JE (author)||Publication Date:||2004||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/11164||Abstract:||This paper introduces the concept of controlled drainage and presents results from a study investigating the potential of controlled drainage for reducing drainage volumes and salt loads in an irrigated vineyard in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area of South Eastern Australia. This study compared traditional unmanaged drainage systems with controlled drainage systems utilizing weirs to maintain water tables and minimise drainage volumes. The results from the field experiments indicated that controlled drainage has the potential to significantly reduce drainage volumes and salt loads compared to unmanaged subsurface drainage systems. However, careful management is needed to ensure that rootzone salinity levels are maintained at optimum levels for plant production.||Publication Type:||Conference Publication||Conference Name:||1st National Salinity Engineering Conference, Perth, Australia, 9th - 12th November, 2004||Conference Details:||1st National Salinity Engineering Conference, Perth, Australia, 9th - 12th November, 2004||Source of Publication:||Engineering Salinity Solutions: 1st National Salinity Engineering Conference 2004 Conference Proceedings, p. 170-175||Publisher:||Engineers Australia||Place of Publication:||Barton, Australia||Field of Research (FOR):||079901 Agricultural Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc)||Socio-Economic Outcome Codes:||960905 Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Water Management||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication||Other Links:||http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/8678102||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 189
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