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Plant growth and survival in saline, waterlogged soils

Barrett-Lennard, E.G., Davidson, N. and Galloway, R. (1990) Plant growth and survival in saline, waterlogged soils. Journal of the Department of Agriculture (WA), 31 (2). pp. 56-57.

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Abstract

Waterlogged soils in Western Australia are often salt-affected. Recent research has shown that the interaction between waterlogging and salinity has a far greater adverse effect on plant groivth and survival than either of these two factors individually. The consequences of the combined effects of salt and waterlogging for most plant species are increased salt uptake, reduced growth, chlorosis (yellowing of leaves), defoliation, and death. Salt sensitive agricultural species (nonhalophytes) are more severely affected by this interaction than salt tolerant species (halophytes).

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: DAFWA
Publishers Website: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_ag...
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/45384
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