The response of lucerne (Medicago sativa L.) to sodium sulphate and chloride salinity

  title={The response of lucerne (Medicago sativa L.) to sodium sulphate and chloride salinity},
  author={Michael E. Rogers and Catherine M. Grieve and Michael C. Shannon},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
Sodium and sulphate-dominated salinity is a serious environmental problem occurring in soils and groundwater in many parts of the world. The effect of Na2SO4 and NaCl, at electrical conductivity levels ranging from 2 to 17 dS m-1, on the growth and tissue ion concentrations of 16 lines of lucerne (Medicago sativa L.) was examined in the greenhouse over a 2 month period. Averaged across all lines, plants grown at 17 dS m-1 produced 66% of the dry matter of plants grown at 2 dS m-1. However there… CONTINUE READING


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