FIBRES & TEXTILES IN EASTERN EUROPE, vol.13, no.3, pp.11-15, 2005 (SCI-Expanded)
Compared with good quality water the use of saline water increases the amount of water used for crop growth. An increased amount of saline wateraffects fibre quality. A field study was conducted to determine the effects of amount and application time of saline water on the fibre characteristics ofcotton. Irrigation was carried out by a line-source sprinkler which allowed the crop to be irrigated at different levels. All of the fibre characteristics measured were significantly and negatively affected by the saline water applied at VGP and FBF whereas at BO, strength and length were the only fibre characteristics that were significantly and positively affected by the saline water applied Osmotic potential (psi) at different growth stages and mean seasonal osmotic potentials significantly by the second power affected trash, trash area and ginning out-turn, The results showed that the saline wateramount the, soil osmotic potential and evapotranspiration (E-T) had a squaring effect on fibre characteristics.