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Effect of Salinity on the Performance of Coconut Seedlings in Two Contrasting Soils

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S. U. REMISON ,

COCOS, NG
About S. U.
Nigerian Institute for Oil Palm Research
P.M.B. 1030, Benin City, Nigeria.
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G. O. IREMIREN

NG
About G. O.
Dept. of Crop Production, Federal University of Technology,
PMB704, Akure, Nigeria
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Abstract

Coconut seedlings were raised in poly-bags in two contrasting soils and common salt was
applied at the rate of 0, 2 , 4 , 6, 8, 10 and 12 g per seedling. The study was carried out from
June 1982 to July 1983 and December 1982 to November 1983.
The seedlings were quite tolerant of salination. Dry matter accumulated in plant parts
were in the order, leaves >roots >stem. Uptake of applied nutrients was very high compared
with control treatments in both experiments; it was higher for Na than for CI. Uptake of
nutrients was higher in the maritime than in the forest soil, showing evidence of ecological
adaptation of the seedlings to the maritime environment in which they are traditionally grown
in Nigeria.
How to Cite: REMISON, S.U. & IREMIREN, G.O., (2010). Effect of Salinity on the Performance of Coconut Seedlings in Two Contrasting Soils. COCOS. 8, pp.33–39. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cocos.v8i0.2121
Published on 26 Jul 2010.
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