Floodwater salinity in rice bays (2002)



This IREC Farmer Newsletter article presents information on floodwater salinity in rice bays. The weather conditions during the season led to increased salinity levels and some salt damage in rice bays. Likely sites for high salinity levels are the last bay in fields with staggered stops; the furthest end from the supply in bankless channel systems; or bays in natural contour systems with poor circulation. Idle water in recirculation system may also have high salt levels.