Introduction and first evaluation of 120 halophytes under seawater irrigation

J. A. Aronson, D. Pasternak, A. Danon

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    Abstract

    Some 120 species of native and introduced plant species have been screened under conditions of seawater irrigation at a site on the Mediterranean coast of Israel. Plants were grown for 2 yr under irrigation with undiluted seawater (ECi 56.0 dS/m) and with 15% seawater (ECi 5.5 dS/m). Results of the initial performance of all species are summarized. Life form, geographic distribution, "plant type' based on primary habitat, and photosynthetic pathway of each species are reviewed in relation to field performance. More detailed data on annual productivity and feed value are presented for 7 species of Atriplex showing promise as fodder. Known and suspected economic uses of some outstandingly successful species are reviewed. -from Authors

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationArid lands, Proceedings conference, Tucson 1985
    Pages737-746
    Number of pages10
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 1988

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Environmental Science
    • General Earth and Planetary Sciences

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