American Potato Journal

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 19–22

Reclamation of potato land flooded by salt water

  • G. V. C. Houghland


From the two flood situations discussed, the information compiled leads to the conclusion that potatoes may be grown successfully on land flooded with salt water if the salt content is below 1000 parts per million (0.10 per cent) at time of planting and normal rainfall occurs throughout the season. The recommendations for reclamation have also demonstrated their value in helping to bring back normal conditions. It may be pointed out also that the electrical bridge has proved its usefulness in an emergency of this kind where rapid rather than highly accurate results are desired. It may be further pointed out that although a potato crop may be grown on land that has been salted below the limits stated, yet it is possible that the quality may be impaired, but no evidence of such an effect has been reported.


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© Springer 1937

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. V. C. Houghland
    • 1
  1. 1.U. S. Department of AgricultureDivision of Soil Fertility Investigations,Bureau of Plant IndustryWashington, D. C.

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