Description of practice

This is a measure in which a straw interlayer is buried in the soil by tillage to act as a barrier to upward moving salts. Straw (e.g. from maize) is buried at a depth of 20-40 cm at a rate of 6 tonnes per hectare.

Examples of how to use straw interlayer burial Further information
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Straw interlayer burial

A straw layer is buried deep in the soil to serve as a water and salt transport barrier, inhibiting evaporation-induced movement of salts from the subsoil and shallow groundwater to the topsoil.



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