Variability of soil chemistry following irrigation with recycled municipal effluent: a Great Western vineyard case study

Maher, P. M., Hermon, K. M., Allinson, G., Stagnitti, Frank and Armstrong, R. 2005, Variability of soil chemistry following irrigation with recycled municipal effluent: a Great Western vineyard case study, in Water resources management III, WIT Press, Southampton, UK, pp.655-664.

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Title Variability of soil chemistry following irrigation with recycled municipal effluent: a Great Western vineyard case study
Author(s) Maher, P. M.
Hermon, K. M.
Allinson, G.
Stagnitti, Frank
Armstrong, R.
Title of book Water resources management III
Editor(s) De Conceicao Cunha, M.
Brebbia, C. A.
Publication date 2005
Series WIT transactions on ecology and the environment ; v.80
Total chapters 67
Start page 655
End page 664
Total pages 10
Publisher WIT Press
Place of Publication Southampton, UK
Keyword(s) wastewater irrigation
soil solute distribution
vineyard sustainability
irrigation management
Summary In areas of Australia where viticultural operations have been limited by lack of an acceptable irrigation water source, considerable expansion has occurred through the use of recycled wastewater. Despite this rapid expansion, little is known of the potential impacts of the water’s chemical constituents on soil properties, or the long-term sustainability of the vineyards using the water. In order to establish the impacts of drip irrigated recycled wastewater on a vineyard in Great Western, Australia, a study comparing the soils from the vineyard inter-row and row area was undertaken. Chemical and physical properties of the soil with varying distances from the drip emitter were also investigated. During the irrigation season, significant differences between the inter-row and row area were found for several chemical parameters including pH(1:5soil/water) (P<0.001), electrical conductivity (EC1:5) (P<0.001), water-soluble sodium (WS Na+) (P<0.001), and water-soluble chloride (WS Cl-) (P<0.001). This paper will discuss differences observed between soil properties of the inter-row and vine row area, as well as the spatial distribution of solutes under the drip emitter.
Notes Series: Progress in water resources and International series on progress in water resources ; v. 11. Conference proceedings. Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN 1845640071
9781845640071
ISSN 1743-3541
Language eng
Field of Research 050304 Soil Chemistry (excl Carbon Sequestration Science)
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2005 WIT Press
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