HomeInternational Rice Research Notesvol. 28 no. 1 (2003)

Critical Concentration of Saline Water for Rice Cultivation on a Reclaimed Coastal Soil in Korea

W. Y. Choi | K.s. Lee | J. C. Ko | S. Y. Choi | D. H. Choi | T. S. Kim

Discipline: Agriculture



Reclaimed tidal areas for rice cultivation in Korea are irrigated with saline water when drought is severe or when fresh water is not available. Determining the critical saline concentration of irrigation water for different soil salinity levels is important to optimize water use and yield. In this study, we identified the concentration of saline water critical to rice growth on a reclaimed saline soil in Korea. The experiment was conducted at the Kyehwa substation of the NHAES during 2001- 02.