Salt Leachate Estimation in Integrated Agri-Aquaculture System (IAAS)
ICBA – EAD (Abu Dhabi) - Plant and Food Research Ltd. (New Zealand) & Massey University (New Zealand)
- To determine the potential benefits of using a modular farming system on groundwater quality by monitoring salt and nutrient leaching below the root zone.
- To determine the fate of reject brine from a farm desalination unit after it is directly discharged onto sandy soil.
- To determine the economic and environmental benefits and costs of the practice of diluting groundwater with desalinated water and disposal of the resultant reject brine.
- To determine the impact of the reject brine and Aquabrine on soil’s quality characteristics under different irrigation regimes and halophytic crops.
Date of Sowing: 9th December 2021
Experimental design: not a specific experimental design followed
Irrigation systems: Drippers, Bubblers, Sub-surface irrigation
Irrigation treatments: Groundwater (25-26 dS/m), RO-brine (35-39 dS/m), Aqua-brine (35-39 dS/m)