(2015), who evaluated the leaf area of sunflower irrigated with saline water and observed lower reduction in the leaf area of plants in the treatments with bovine biofertilizer.
(2013) worked with castor bean irrigated with saline water and also found a reduction in stem diameter.
The statistical results for green fodder yield showed significant differences among cultivars at different saline water levels and their interaction.
These findings agree with the reports of  who reported that saline water effects over early flowering cultivars were less than that on late flowering cultivars and major factor associated with salinity tolerance was genetic potentiality of the genotype.
The contribution of saline water in total water depth applied in each treatment ranged from zero (T1) to 100% (Table 1).
However, only the use of saline water with EC of 2.2dS [m.sup.-1] starting at 11 DAP (T11) and the treatments where saline water was applied during the salt tolerant growth stage (T5, T6, and T7) or alternately (T8, T9 and T10) were able to reduce the amount of good quality water used in the production of cowpea, without negative impacts on crop yield (Figure 1).
We examined the growth of penaeids in saline water originating from an inland groundwater source in southern Texas.
The source of saline water used in this study was an aquifer that flowed over a layer of caliche clay within four meters of the land surface.
These results demonstrate that plants irrigated using saline water with EC of 2.5 dS [m.sup.-1] (S2) were the preferred ones, and this result was not influenced by the biofertilizer application frequency.
Quantitative (growth and physiological) and qualitative (sensory) analyses showed that white 'Boa noite' (Catharanthus roseus) plants can be produced using saline water of 2.5 dS [m.sup.-1], and plants of this treatment were the preferred ones by the judges in the sensory analysis.
(2008) found decreases above 50% in yield of maize when irrigated continuously with saline water of 4.5dS [m.sup.-1] electrical conductivity but in this case the study was conducted under greenhouse conditions in pots which results in higher accumulation of salts in the root zone.
In addition, one should avoid the use of saline water in the early stages of crop growth.