Crop salinity tolerance

Salt Farm Texel was equipped to perform tests on crop salt tolerance under field conditions.

We have provided technical and scientific support regarding the control unit, the sensor network, the evaluation of water and salt balance data, and the assessment of crop tolerance parameters.

Example of crop tolerance estimation from yield data (white cabbage). Ellipse indicates approx. 95% combined confidence region for unaffected yield (100%) and threshold soil salinity (ECe)

Recent publications:

G. van Straten, B. Bruning, A.C. de Vos, A. Parra González, J. Rozema, P.M. van Bodegom (2021). Estimating cultivar-specific salt tolerance model parameters from multi-annual field tests for identification of salt tolerant potato cultivars.
Agricultural Water Management, 252, 106902

van Straten, G., de Vos, A. C., Rozema, J., Bruning, B., and van Bodegom, P. M. (2019). An improved methodology to evaluate crop salt tolerance from field trials. Agricultural Water Management 213, 375-387.

Van Straten, G., De Vos, A., Vlaming, R., and Oosterbaan, R. (2016). Field tests of dielectric sensors in a facility for studying salt tolerance of crops. International Agricultural Engineering Journal 25, 102-113.