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Effect of irrigation with treated wastewater on bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.) production and soil characteristics and estimation of plant nutritional input

In recent years, climate change has greatly affected rainfall and air temperature levels leading to a reduction in water resources. This fact has emphasized the need to focus on the use of non-conventional water resources for agricultural irrigation. The reuse of treated wastewater can represent a sustainable solution, reducing the consumption of freshwater and the need for mineral fertilizers. The main aim of this study was to assess, in a three-year period, the effects of treated wastewater irrigation compared to freshwater on the biomass production of bermudagrass plants and soil characteristics and to estimate the nutritional input provided by treated wastewater irrigation. Click here to access the article.