Measuring water salinity


All farm water sources should be regularly tested as salinity levels can change over a short period of time and are therefore only accurate at the time of testing.

Monitoring farm water is an important factor in maintaining long-term production.

This Primefact provides the following information:

  • What equipment do I use?
  • Where do I get a salinity meter?
  • What does a salinity meter measure?
  • Other water factors that should be tested
  • Laboratory testing
  • Do I need a soil salinity test as well?
  • When to monitor
  • Sampling and testing tips
  • Collecting and testing water salinity using a salinity meter
  • Yardsticks


Primefact 856 First Edition

Published: Oct 2009