Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/200482
Title:
Improving the Germination Salt Tolerance of Alfalfa
Author:
Dobrenz, Albert; Robinson, David; Smith, Steve
Issue Date:
Sep-1986
Publisher:
College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Journal:
Forage and Grain: A College of Agriculture Report
Abstract:
The development of alfalfa that can germinate at extremely high NaC1 levels will improve early emergence and establishment of this important forage crop in saline soils. We have identified plants in the eighth cycle of selection that germinated at -3.0 MPa (30,000 ppm). Seed from these plants displayed a 40% better germination at -2.1 MPa (21,000 ppm) than the previous cycle. Germination at higher salt concentrations were not different between the two germplasm sources.
Keywords:
Agriculture -- Arizona; Grain -- Arizona; Forage plants -- Arizona; Alfalfa -- Arizona; Alfalfa -- Salt tolerance
Series/Report no.:
370067; Series P-67

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.titleImproving the Germination Salt Tolerance of Alfalfaen_US
dc.contributor.authorDobrenz, Alberten_US
dc.contributor.authorRobinson, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Steveen_US
dc.date.issued1986-09-
dc.publisherCollege of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en_US
dc.identifier.journalForage and Grain: A College of Agriculture Reporten_US
dc.description.abstractThe development of alfalfa that can germinate at extremely high NaC1 levels will improve early emergence and establishment of this important forage crop in saline soils. We have identified plants in the eighth cycle of selection that germinated at -3.0 MPa (30,000 ppm). Seed from these plants displayed a 40% better germination at -2.1 MPa (21,000 ppm) than the previous cycle. Germination at higher salt concentrations were not different between the two germplasm sources.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectGrain -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectForage plants -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectAlfalfa -- Arizonaen_US
dc.subjectAlfalfa -- Salt toleranceen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/200482-
dc.relation.ispartofseries370067en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSeries P-67en_US
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