Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1968

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Agricultural Engineering

Abstract

This study has been undertaken because of the limited knowledge of the effects of irrigation on soils in semi-arid and sub-humid climatic areas. The objectives of this research are: 1.To study irrigation systems now in operation and to determine by soil and water analysis the rates of salt and alkali accumulation; 2. To determine, by a multiple regression analysis, the laboratory determinations which most accurately estimate the exchangeable-sodium-percentage of the soil; 3. To determine the effect of various qualities of irrigation water on the accumulation of salts and alkali in the soils being developed for irrigation in South Dakota; 4. To evaluate present water quality criteria and their suitability to the conditions that exist in South Dakota.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Soils -- Analysis
Irrigation

Format

application/pdf

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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