Growth Response of Various Perennial Grasses to Increasing Salinity

  title={Growth Response of Various Perennial Grasses to Increasing Salinity},
  author={K. Deifel and P. M. Kopittke and N. Menzies},
  journal={Journal of Plant Nutrition},
  pages={1573 - 1584}
ABSTRACT Although the effect of salinity on plant growth has been the focus of a substantive research effort, much of this research has failed adequately to separate the various growth-limiting aspects of salinity; thus, the results are confounded by multiple factors. Eight perennial grass species were grown in a sand-culture system dominated by sodium chloride (NaCl) [electrical conductivities (ECs) between 1.4 and 38 dS m−1], with sufficient calcium (Ca) added to each treatment to ensure that… Expand
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