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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Suarez, Donald Louis
Laboratory Director
(951) 369-4815
USDA, ARS, USSL
450 WEST BIG SPRINGS ROAD
Riverside CA 92507
 

Mission:
The mission of the Unit is to develop the necessary knowledge and management practices for sustainable and economic plant production using saline water or salt affected soils while conserving water and soil resources. The specific objectives of the research program are to: 1) Develop management practices and agricultural technologies to sustain irrigation with saline and recycled waters; 2) Develop models and comprehensive criteria/standards to assess the suitability of water for irrigation and develop new salinity and toxic element reclamation and management models; 3) Develop an integrative understanding of salt and ion-specific tolerance in plants that will lead to improved management for reuse of water to increase plant yield and quality; 4) Develop tools such as GIS-techniques and precision agriculture technology for efficient management of recycled water and salt-affected lands.

 

Last Modified: 11/2/2006
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