James A. Poss

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Vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (VAM) are known to increase plant growth in saline soils. Previous studies, however, have not distinguished whether this growth response is due to enhanced P uptake or a direct mechanism of increased plant salt tolerance by VAM. In a glasshouse experiment onions (Allium cepa L.) were grown in sterilized, low-P sandy(More)
The relative salt tolerance of two wheat species (Triticum aestivum L., cv. Probred and Triticum turgidum L., Durum Group, cv. Aldura) at different stages of growth was determined in a greenhouse experiment. Plants were grown in sand cultures that were irrigated four times daily with modified Hoagland's solution. Salinization with NaCl and CaCl2 (2:1 molar(More)
In arid irrigated regions, the proportion of crop production under deficit irrigation with poorer quality water is increasing as demand for fresh water soars and efforts to prevent saline water table development occur. Remote sensing technology to quantify salinity and water stress effects on forage yield can be an important tool to address yield loss(More)
Soil pH is known to influence many important biochemical processes in plants and soils, however its role in salinity—boron interactions affecting plant growth and ion relations has not been examined. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the interactive effects of salinity, boron and soil solution pH on broccoli (Brassica oleracea L.) growth, yield,(More)
The use of physiological characters as selection criteria in salt tolerance breeding requires the identification of the contribution each individual character makes to salt tolerance. Rice genotypes were evaluated for salt tolerance in terms of grain yield and physiological characters. Plants of twelve genotypes were grown in sand tanks in a greenhouse and(More)
The relative salt tolerance of two sorghum cultivars [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench., cvs. Northrup King 265 and Asgrow Double TX] at three different stages of growth was determined in a greenhouse experiment. Plants were grown in sand cultures irrigated four times daily with modified Hoagland's solution. A nonsaline solution and six solutions salinized with(More)
This study was conducted to determine the relative salt tolerance of corn (Zea mays L.) at different growth stages from germination to maturity when grown in organic soil. Another objective was to determine how rapidly and to what extent the salinity of the irrigation water can be increased during the growing season without decreasing the yield of corn.(More)
Reuse of drainage waters is an attractive management option that has been proposed for many irrigated agricultural areas. In California’s San Joaquin Valley (SJV), however, drainage effluents are not only saline, but may also contain potentially toxic trace elements such as selenium and molybdenum. Crop suitability for reuse systems depends on the influence(More)
The relative salt tolerance of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp. cv. California Buckeye No. 5) at different stages of growth was determined in a greenhouse. Plants were grown in sand cultures that were irrigated four times daily with modified half-strength Hoagland's solution. Salination with NaCl and CaCl2 (2:1 molar ratio) provided seven treatment(More)
Management options for reducing drainage water volumes on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley of California, such as reuse of saline drainage water and water table control, have the potential to adversely impact crop yields due to a build up in soil solution boron concentration. An earlier experiment had shown that extrapolation of B soil tests to field(More)