IRRIGATION OF TEMPERATE FRUIT CROPS WITH SALINE WATER
The major water quality issues affecting irrigated temperate fruit crops in Australia are due to high NaCl salinity in water supplies or in shallow groundwater. The majority of these crops are salt-sensitive with low to moderate soil or water salinities capable of causing significant yield losses. Many factors, including varietal and rootstock differences, soil waterlogging and irrigation management, interact to affect the response of temperate fruit crops to salinity. Sensitivity to specific ion toxicities and the size and long life span of trees also introduce special requirements to be considered in their response to salinity stress.
Noble, Clive L. and West, Dennis W. (1989). IRRIGATION OF TEMPERATE FRUIT CROPS WITH SALINE WATER. Acta Hortic. 240, 257-260