Universal Journal of Plant Science Vol. 9(2), pp. 13 - 21
DOI: 10.13189/ujps.2022.090201
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The Effects of Salinity and B Toxicity on Some Soil and Plant Parameters


Gül Aras Çınar 1,*, Zeki Alagöz 2
1 Konyaaltı District Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry, Soil Science, Antalya, Turkey
2 Department of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, Faculty of Agriculture, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey

ABSTRACT

Ensuring the continuity of species that can grow naturally and increasing their availability without causing an economic burden in soils with salinity and boron toxicity has become an increasingly important worldwide issue. For this purpose, the effects of the Limonium gmelinii treated with NaCl, Na2SO4 to be grown on saline and boron toxicity areas with their respective plant and salt content, soil reaction and exchangeable Ca, Mg, K and N contents were investigated. The effect of the treatments on the increase of EC content in soil and plant was found to be significant. It also had an effect on the increase in the pH value of the soil. The effect of the decrease in the exchangeable Mg content in the soil and the increase in the Mg content in the plant was found to be significant. Moreover, while its effect on the decrease in Ca content in the soil was significant, it did not affect the Ca content in the plant. Its effect on the decrease in K content in the soil was found to be significant, but it did not affect the K content in the plant. Furthermore, the effect of treatments on N content in soil was found to be significant. It was observed that Limonium gmelinii can be grown in areas with NaCl, Na2SO4 and B toxicity without significant damage. Economic income can be obtained by determining the different post-harvest uses of the Limonium gmelinii plant, which is tolerant to such problem areas. Dried flowers can be used for decoration. In addition to the economic income to be obtained by growing it on unused and idle lands due to salinity and B toxicity problems, it can also offer a beautiful landscape with its green leaves and blue flowers in summer and winter seasons.

KEYWORDS
Salinity, Boron Toxicity, Halophyte Plant, Limonium Gmelinii

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Gül Aras Çınar , Zeki Alagöz , "The Effects of Salinity and B Toxicity on Some Soil and Plant Parameters," Universal Journal of Plant Science, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 13 - 21, 2022. DOI: 10.13189/ujps.2022.090201.

(b). APA Format:
Gül Aras Çınar , Zeki Alagöz (2022). The Effects of Salinity and B Toxicity on Some Soil and Plant Parameters. Universal Journal of Plant Science, 9(2), 13 - 21. DOI: 10.13189/ujps.2022.090201.