Effect of soil salinity and acidity on the germination of Quercus emoryi and Robinia neo-mexicana seeds
New Mexican locust.
Plants -- Effect of soil acidity on.
Plants -- Effect of salts on.
Soils, Salts in.
AdvisorFfolliott, Peter F.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe purpose of the study was to determine the effect of four salt concentrations and four acid levels of soil solution on the germination of Quercus emoryi and Robinia neo-mexicana seeds, and to study the effects of the cation concentration changes in solution (Na, Ca, Mg, K) and exchangeable cation concentration. The solution extracts and exchange phases of both soils, salt accumulation in the soil increased by increasing the salinity and acidity of the water applied. Exchangeable sodium was related directly to the SAR of the applied solutions. The soil responded differently to the salty water and acid water. Both soil treatments released Ca, Mg and K to the soil solution from the dissolution of the primary minerals and cation exchange reaction.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
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