By Münir Öztürk, Yoav Waisel, M. Ajman Khan, Güven Görk
The provision of freshwater for agricultural use is declining in lots of parts of the area. that is why for the expanding use of reduce caliber or of saline water for crop creation. lengthy use of saline water seriously impacts the irrigated soils, which contributes to the worldwide land degradation strategy and has direct effect on biomass production.
For this cause, relief of the unfold of salinization, revitalization of salinized parts and advent of salt tolerant high-yielding vegetation are very important matters. the capability position of halophytes within the administration of salinity difficulties of arid lands is investigated at size these days; a few of these have produced promising forage crops.
This quantity makes a speciality of reclamation, administration, and usage of salt-affected soils, their sustainable use, and overview of vegetation inhabiting clearly happening saline habitats.
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Panicum turgidum had signiﬁcantly higher concentration than the other species at all salt treatments. At 8 dS/m P. divisum and L. fusca had intermediate and C. pennisetiformis and P. distans the lowest root Na+ . Cl− concentrations in the shoots and roots in all ﬁve species increased with increase in salt treatment except in shoot of C. pennisetiformis, which had almost equal to its control at 8 and 24 dS/m, respectively. Puccinellia distans and P. divisum had signiﬁcantly higher shoot Cl− than the other species at 8 and 16, and 24 dS/m, respectively.
Biology of salt tolerant plants. Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan 43–50 Biosaline Agriculture and Salinity Tolerance in Plants ¨ Edited by M. Oztürk, Y. A. Khan and G. Gork ¨ ¨ Verlag/Switzerland “ 2006 Birkhauser Growth performance and nutritional value of salt tolerant plants growing under saline environments Muhammad Y. Ashraf1 , Ghulam Sarwar1 , Muhammad Ashraf2 , Faqir Hussain1 , Riaz A. Wahed1 and Muhammad M. O. Box 128, Jhang Road, Faisalabad, Pakistan Department of Botany, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (38040), Pakistan Socio-economic effects of salinity Salinity is a serious problem of agriculture worldwide, particularly in arid and semiarid regions.
Pennisetum divisum was the lowest and the other two species intermediate in the deposition of wax. The results for epicuticular wax content of the ﬁve species can easily be correlated with their tolerance to salt stress. It is now well evident that epicuticular wax content on leaf epidermis plays a pivotal role in minimizing evaporative loss and thus maintaining high turgor . However, the results for epicuticular wax cannot be correlated with the leaf resistance data of the ﬁve species, because P.