Growing tomato in salty soil

Screening

Ahmed Al-Busaidi, Salim Al-Rawahy, Mushtaque Ahmed

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Abstract

Pot experiments were carried out to evaluate the effects of saline irrigations on five varieties of tomato (4, 22, 38, 46 & 54). Plants were irrigated with diluted seawater adjusted to three levels of electrical conductivity; freshwater (control), 3, and 6 dS m-1. The results of the experiment showed that saline waters remarkably affected the evapotranspiration rate, soil moisture, salts accumulation and plant biomass production. Saline irrigation had the ability to keep much water in the soil with higher value of salt content. Low salinity treatment exhibited highest plant growth and lowest soil moisture and salts deposition. Varieties number 38 and 46 gave the highest values for fruits number and weight. Whereas, variety number 22 got the lowest values. However, variety number 4 was the tallest and had the highest value for green matter even under high salinity treatment. Overall, under saline condition it was observed that all plant parameters of different varieties were reduced compared to the control except for the number of fruits of some varieties such as 38, 46 and 54. However fruit fresh weight for variety number 38 was enhanced by saline irrigation which could be a good sign for salt tolerance in saline conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiotechnology and Conservation of Species from Arid Regions
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages419-429
Number of pages11
Volume2-2
ISBN (Print)9781631178726, 9781631178696
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2014

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Lycopersicon esculentum
Screening
Soil
Fruits
Salts
Irrigation
Soils
Fruit
Salinity
Soil moisture
Salt-Tolerance
Weights and Measures
Electric Conductivity
Evapotranspiration
Seawater
Fresh Water
Biomass
Experiments
Water
Growth

Keywords

  • Evapotranspiration
  • Plant growth
  • Saline irrigation
  • Stress coefficient

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Al-Busaidi, A., Al-Rawahy, S., & Ahmed, M. (2014). Growing tomato in salty soil: Screening. In Biotechnology and Conservation of Species from Arid Regions (Vol. 2-2, pp. 419-429). Nova Science Publishers, Inc..

Growing tomato in salty soil : Screening. / Al-Busaidi, Ahmed; Al-Rawahy, Salim; Ahmed, Mushtaque.

Biotechnology and Conservation of Species from Arid Regions. Vol. 2-2 Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2014. p. 419-429.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Al-Busaidi, A, Al-Rawahy, S & Ahmed, M 2014, Growing tomato in salty soil: Screening. in Biotechnology and Conservation of Species from Arid Regions. vol. 2-2, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., pp. 419-429.
Al-Busaidi A, Al-Rawahy S, Ahmed M. Growing tomato in salty soil: Screening. In Biotechnology and Conservation of Species from Arid Regions. Vol. 2-2. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2014. p. 419-429
Al-Busaidi, Ahmed ; Al-Rawahy, Salim ; Ahmed, Mushtaque. / Growing tomato in salty soil : Screening. Biotechnology and Conservation of Species from Arid Regions. Vol. 2-2 Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2014. pp. 419-429
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