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Title: Response to salinity in young olive trees of three Iberian varieties
Authors: Coelho, Renato
Sousa, Adélia
Rato, A.E.
Vaz, Margarida
Editors: Coelho, Renato
Vaz, Margarida
Keywords: Olive trees
salinity
Issue Date: Sep-2014
Publisher: Book of Proceedings of the XII Portuguese-Spanish Symposium on Plant Water Relations (2014) ISBN 978-989-8096-52-4
Citation: Coelho et al. (2014) Response to salinity in young olive trees of three Iberian varieties, Proceedings of the XII Portuguese-Spanish Symposium on Plant Water Relations (2014), pp 99-104, ISBN 978-989-8096-52-4
Abstract: Soil salinization is a problem in the Mediterranean region. This paper reports a research on the response to salt in two year-old olive trees (Olea europaea L.) of three Iberian varieties: Arbequina, Cobrançosa and Galega Vulgar. Plants were grown in plastic pots containing approximately 9 Kg of a sandy granitic soil, on a greenhouse at the University of Évora since February 2010. The experiment went from February to April 2012. As a rule, plants were watered every other day alternating salt solution (0 mM, 80 mM or 200 mM NaCl) or tap water. After three months irrigation with the different NaCl solutions, soil electric conductivity and soil water content were significantly higher on salt-irrigated pots. Salt also decreased significantly stomatal conductance (gs) and mid-day leaf water potential (), Cobrançosa having in general higher gs and but lower SLA than the two other varieties. Chlorophyll content of leaves was not affected by salt after this three months exposure to NaCl but was significantly higher on Arbequina and lower on Cobrançosa. In general, hyperspectral reflectance indexes did not show significant correlations with salt irrigation, except for the Photochemical Reflectance Index (PRI) which was clearly lower on plants of all three varieties irrigated with salt. Interestingly, Cobrançosa showed frequently vegetation indexes different from the other two varieties.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10174/15951
ISBN: 978-989-8096-52-4
Type: article
Appears in Collections:ICAAM - Artigos em Livros de Actas/Proceedings

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