Managing Salt-Affected Soils for Crop Production

This publication describes the soil tests commonly used in evaluating salt-affected soils in the western United States and gives general guidelines for test interpretation. It will help readers: (1) understand how sodium, calcium, and magnesium affect soil structure; (2) request appropriate soil analyses from commercial laboratories; (3) interpret soil test data; (4) choose appropriate practices for maintaining productivity in salt-affected soils; and (5) estimate costs and benefits of management practices.

PNW 601    Published November 2007    24 pages
July 2017


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excellent companion to Managing Irrigation Water document at this same site.

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