|Title:||Growth and physiological responses of ornamental plants to salinity||Authors:||Genhua Niu||Keywords:||ornamental plants||Issue Date:||Aug-2010||Publisher:||農業試驗所||Start page/Pages:||85-104||Source:||農業試驗所特刊;第145號||Conference:||2010台美觀賞作物栽培技術與分子輔助育種研討會專刊
Proceedings of the Taiwan-USA Symposium on Technology of Cultivation and Molecular Breeding for Ornamental Crops
Water shortage and poor water quality are global issues. Wity rapid population growth and the diminishing water supply in urban areas, use of alternative water sources such as municipal recyeled water and other sources of non potable wters for agriculture and landscape irrigation is inevitable. A potential concern is the elevated salt levels in thes alternative waters. This paper briefly summarizes our research results on salt tolerance of a large number of ornamental plants ranging from bedding plants, herbaceous perennial and groundcovers and woody shrubs and trees. The methodology of screening and evaluating salt tolerance of ornamental plants is discussed. Like agricultural crops, a wide range of salt tolerance among ornamental plants has been found. In addition to plant species, dominant salt type, substrate, irrigation method and management, and environmental conditions,also affect plant responses to salinity stress. A number of mechanisms of salinity tolerance have been observed among these ornamental species, including restriction of ion uptake, selective ion uptake, and tolerance to high internal conecntrations of sodium and/or chloride.
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