The Effect of Irrigation with Drainage Water on Quinoa Performance in Ahvaz Weather Conditions

Document Type : Research Paper


1 1- M.Sc. Student of Irrigation and Drainage, Faculty of Water and Enviromental Engineering, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran.

2 Associate Professor Faculty of Water and Enviromental Engineering, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran

3 Assistant Professor of Irrigation and Drainage Department, Faculty of Water and Enviromental Engineering, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran.

4 Assistant Professor, Seed and Plant Improvement Research Center, Agricultural Research and Education Center of Khuzestan, Agricultural Research and Training Organization, Ahvaz, Iran.


Salinity stress has significantly reduced world crop growth and production, especially in arid and semi-arid regions (Bahadorkhah and kazemeini, 2014). Drought and salinity reduce crop productivity, especially in arid and semi-arid regions. Therefore, finding a crop which produces yield under these adverse conditions is very important (Razzaghi et al, 2011). Quinoa is a new plant with a high nutritional value that has led the World Food Organization (FAO) to call it vegetarian caviar (Seifati et al, 2015). Quinoa is a species of passionate herb (Adolf et al, 2013), and most Quinoa cultivars have the ability to grow in salinity with a concentration of 40 dS / m and even more. This amount of salinity is too high for most crops (Jacobsen et al, 2003, Hariadi et al, 2010).


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Volume 43, Issue 3
October 2020
Pages 45-52
  • Receive Date: 19 February 2018
  • Revise Date: 09 June 2018
  • Accept Date: 11 June 2018
  • Publish Date: 22 September 2020