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Table 1 Chemical classification of normal and salinity soils

From: Elicitation of salt stress-tolerant mutants in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) by using gamma radiation

Characteristics Normal soil (Sakha city) Saline soil (Sirw city)
EC (dS/m) 2.34 9.68–10.41
pH (1:2.5) 8.20 8.57
TDS mg/l (ppm) 377.18 5704–5809
Ca++ 1.98 14.58
Mg++ 1.22 12.55
Na+ 9.67 51.04–57.34
K+ 0.53 0.28
CO3-- 0.07 0.18
HCO3- 1.97 1.26
Cl- 12.55 45.66
SO4- 1.57 15.62
Texture Clay Clay
  1. EC electrical conductivity, TDS total dissolved salts
  2. *Measure of soil saturation
  3. **Measure of soil water extract 1:5