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Summing up

If your landscape seems to have a salinity-related problem, describing the site's water, soil, and plants as outlined here will help to prepare you for considering your options and for solving the problem before it worsens.

If you're engaged in the design or redesign of a landscape, carrying out appropriate field and laboratory tests will provide some of the information you'll need to adjust your design so as to avoid or accommodate the site's salinity-related characteristics.

For more information on this topic, consult the references listed on the following page. For information about how to evaluate the results of field and laboratory tests, start by reading the module Determining whether salinity is likely to become a problem.

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