|Author:||Carter, C. T. ; Grieve, C. M. ; Poss, J. A.|
|Book Group Author:||NA|
Many types of cut flowers can tolerate moderate to high amounts of salinity and could be irrigated with saline waste waters. This approach is being contemplated in South California where high quality water resources are being switched from the agricultural sector to the urban sector. The aim is to conserve fresh water and to minimize greenhouse effluents containing excess nutrients. The study showed that saline waste waters may be used to produce marketable cut flowers of Celosia argentea (with a minimum stem length of 41 cm). Chief Gold can be produced with waters of up to 12 dS/m and Chief Rose up to 10 dS/m. Both varieties responded similarly to uptake of minerals when exposed to different water ionic compositions. This uptake is related to ion concentrations in substrate solutions.
|Pages:||103 - 106|
|Journal:||International salinity forum - managing saline soils andwater: science, technology and social issues. Oral PresentationAbstracts, Riverside Convention Center, Riverside, California, USA,25-28 April 2005|
agriculture, chemical composition, crop yield, cut flowers,fresh water, ions, irrigation water, minerals, protected cultivation,responses, saline water, uptake, urban areas, varietal reactions, wastewater, water allocation, water quality, water quality, water reuse,water supply, water uptake, California, USA, Celosia argentea, Celosia,Amaranthaceae, Caryophyllales, dicotyledons, angiosperms, Spermatophyta,plants, eukaryotes, Pacific States of USA, Western States of USA, USA,North America, America, Developed Countries, OECD Countries, cultivationunder glass or plastic, salt water, United States of America, watercomposition and quality, water supplies, Plant Water Relations (FF062),Horticultural Crops (FF003) (New March 2000), Environmental Tolerance ofPlants (FF900), Soil Water Management (Irrigation and Drainage) (JJ800)(Revised June 2002) [formerly Soil Water Management], Water Resources(PP200), Human Wastes and Refuse (XX300), Industrial Wastes andEffluents (XX400)