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Geospatial Measurements of Soil Electrical Conductivity, Soil Salinity, and Soil Saturation Percentage in Irrigated Farmland

    The data are from soil salinity surveys conducted on California irrigated farmland between 1991 and 2017. The data consist of: (i.) geolocated field survey measurements of bulk soil electrical conductivity (ECa) and (ii.) laboratory determinations of soil salinity (ECe) and saturation percentage (SP) made on soil core sections extracted from the surveyed fields. The data comprise 277,624 ECa measurements and 8,575 ECe and SP determinations.


      An interactive computer program was developed to simulate the interactions among the above factors. It shows how changing one factor impacts the outcome of the other factors for a single growing season. The user selects a climate, a crop, and soil characteristics from menu lists, and then sets the water table depth and quality, irrigation (river or well) water quality and then develops an irrigation schedule. On execution, the relative yield reductions due to over irrigation, under irrigation, and salinity, water table rise or fall and surface runoff are shown numerically for the growing season. Soil water content, soil salinity, water table depth changes and rain and irrigation events during the season are also shown graphically.


        Statistical software package for estimating field scale spatial salinity patterns from electromagnetic induction signal data (for Windows XP)