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DOI:10.21273/HORTSCI.49.9.1201
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Author(s):Zhang, Qi; Rue, Kevin
Author Affiliation:Department of Plant Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
Title:Alkalinity showed limited effect on turfgrass germination under low to moderate salinity
Section:Turf management
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Source:HortScience. Vol. 49, No. 9, September 2014, p. 1201-1204.
# of Pages:4
Publishing Information:Alexandria, Virginia: American Society for Horticultural Science
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Alkalinity; Experimental design; Germination; Salinity; pH
Abstract/Contents:"Saline and alkaline conditions often coexist in nature. Unlike salinity that causes osmotic and ionic stresses, alkalinity reflects the impact of high pH on plant growth and development. In this research, seven turfgrass species, tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.), kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.), creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera L.), perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.), zoysiagrass (Zoysia japonica Steud.), bermudagrass [Cynodon dactylon var. dactylon (L.) Pers.], and alkaligrass [Puccinellia distans (Jacq.) Parl.], were germinated under 10 saline-alkaline conditions [two salinity concentrations (25 and 50 mM) × five alkalinity levels (pH = 7.2, 8.4, 9.1, 10.0, 10.8)] in a controlled environment. Seed germination was evaluated based on final germination percentage and daily germination rate. Alkaligrass and kentucky bluegrass showed the highest and lowest germination under saline conditions, respectively. Limited variations in germination were observed in other species, except bermudagrass, which showed a low germination rate at 50 mM salinity. Alkalinity did not cause a significant effect on seed germination of tested turfgrass species."
Language:English
References:29
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Zhang, Q., and K. Rue. 2014. Alkalinity showed limited effect on turfgrass germination under low to moderate salinity. HortScience. 49(9):p. 1201-1204.
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