NaCl and Na2SO4 alter responses of jack pine (Pinus banksiana) seedlings to boron

  title={NaCl and Na2SO4 alter responses of jack pine (Pinus banksiana) seedlings to boron},
  author={Kent G. Apostol and Janusz J. Zwiazek and Michael Mackinnon},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
Using sand culture, we examined the responses of 6-month-old jack pine (Pinus banksiana Lamb.) seedlings to boron and salinity (sodium chloride and sodium sulfate) treatments. During 4 weeks of treatments, 60 mM NaCl and 60 mM Na2SO4 significantly decreased survival, new shoot length, number of new roots, shoot to root dry weight ratio and transpiration rates. When applied in absence of the salts, B had little effect on the measured variables. However, when applied together with salts, B… CONTINUE READING


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