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May 16, 2012

How to avoid a saline soil

The saline soils, especially those extremely saline soils are not good for cultivation. Too much salt can harm our crops and plantations. So the question is Can you avoid a saline soil? Let alone how to prevent saline soils?

The answers are simple: yes you can avoid a saline soil. It's about taking some preventive measures to gradually phase out the salt and the time of culture must also take some remedial measures.

The best way to prevent ground water is saline. It is known that in areas with abundant rainfall, soils are considerably less saline. If you do not live in rainy areas we constantly watering or create a constant risk system that does not depend solely on rainfall.

Another method is to plant species and fertilize the soil is to plant species as this keeps the soil hydrophysical conditions. The plants and crops, especially those who need plenty of water are ideal for reducing soil salinity. In fact, in those saline soils where no vegetation recovery is very difficult, almost impossible.

Use mulch or straw to cover the saline soil is another way to prevent soil moisture from evaporating and thus the increase in salinity.

It is good to improve the drainage in saline soils by continuous and deep tilling and fertilizing the time. This will allow the irrigation water or rainwater to penetrate deeper and thus wash the floor and drag the salts.

It's good to keep away from saline soils to prevent cattle and pastoraje. This can further soil salinity so it is always better to keep animals away from where we want to reduce soil salinity.

Note that not all salts are equal. Some are easier to wash as sodium chloride while others such as magnesium chloride and magnesium sulfate are more difficult and takes longer reducing their level. In the latter case, the best thing is that after adding calcium watered down in order to balance the soil and help prevent soil salinity to have more and better crops.

Avoid saline soils requires time, effort and ingenuity but hardly worth starting to see the results: lush vegetation, beautiful plants and crops that are the pride of the area.