ELEMENT RESPONSES OF AGAVES

@inproceedings{Nobel1985ELEMENTRO,
  title={ELEMENT RESPONSES OF AGAVES},
  author={Park S. Nobel and Wade L. Berry},
  year={1985}
}
To help identify possible element stresses, seedling responses of Agave deserti to high concentrations of various elements were examined by monitoring both 1 2-day growth in hydroponic solution and 6-month growth in sand culture. In addition, nocturnal acid accumulation by adult plants of six agave species was related to element levels in their chlorenchyma. Compared with common agronomic plants, seedlings of A. deserti were quite sensitive to salinity, with 50 mM NaCl greatly reducing root… CONTINUE READING