SALT STRESS IN FRUIT CROPS AND ITS MANAGEMENT

Author:
Archana S, Shilpa S, Rajith Kumar H. B

Doi: 10.26480/trab.02.2023.57.61

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Due to the presence of excess soluble salt in the soil, soil salinity is a key abiotic stress and one of the major environmental issues affecting plant productivity, especially in arid and semi-arid areas. Salt damage typically shows up as leaf burn and defoliation and is linked to dangerous amounts of Na+ and/or Cl building up in leaf cells. The osmotic effect and/or excessive ion accumulation in the plant tissues, which may result in ionic toxicity and/or nutritional imbalance, are common causes of crop growth inhibition under saline circumstances. The degree to which any stress condition impacts a plant’s growth or development depends on a number of variables, including the kind of plant, cultivar, and phenological stage, the composition of the soluble salts, the intensity and duration of the stress, and the edaphoclimatic conditions.

Pages 57-61
Year 2023
Issue 2
Volume 4