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Journal : HortFlora Research Spectrum
Volume : Volume 6, Issue 3: September 2017
Page (s) : 177-181
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Article Type : Full Length Original Article
Online : 25-Sep-2017
Screening of Ber (Zizyphus mauritiana Lamk.) Genotypes for Sodium Induced Sodicity
C. Shekhar, Neerja Singh, Himanshu Trivedi* and H. K. Singh
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A pot experiment was carried out at Main Experiment Station, Department of Horticulture, NDUA&T, Narendra Nagar Kumarganj, Faizabad during years 2010-12 to evaluate the performance of seven commercially grown ber cultivars across the country viz., Banarasi Karaka, Narendra Ber Sel.-1, Narendra Ber Sel.-2, Narendra Ber Sel.-3, Ponda, Mundia Murahara and Pathan adjacent to different levels of soil sodicity (ESP) viz., normal soil, 15, 30, 45 and 60 for plant establishment, survival, initial vegetative growth (570 days) and salt injury. Establishment and plants survival decreased significantly with increasing soil ESP. The plant growth decreased with increase in level of sodicity. The increasing sodicity caused significant decrease in plant height, stem diameter, plant spread, number of leaves and fresh and dry weight of shoots and roots. Plants showed sodium toxicity symptoms as tip burning and yellowing of leaves at higher sodicity levels.

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Shekhar C., Singh N., Trivedi H. and Singh H.K. (2017). Screening of ber (Zizyphus mauritiana Lamk.) genotypes for sodium induced sodicity. HortFlora Res. Spectrum, 6(3) : 177-181.
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