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Salt tolerance of safflower


L. E. Francois
D. M. Yermanos
Leon Bernstein

Authors Affiliations

L. E. Francois is Agronomist, U. S. Salinity Laboratory, Riverside; D. M. Yermanos is Assistant Professor, Department of Agronomy, University of California, Riverside; Leon Bernstein is Plant Physiologist, U. S. Salinity Laboratory, Riverside.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 18(9):12-14. DOI:10.3733/ca.v018n09p12. September 1964.

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Safflower is highly salt tolerant, according to results of field plot experiments in 1962 and 1963 However, safflower appears to be only about half as salt tolerant during germination as during later stages of growth Salinity decreases the oil percentage of the seed, but oil quality is unaffected.

Francois L, Yermanos D, Bernstein L. 1964. Salt tolerance of safflower. Hilgardia 18(9):12-14. DOI:10.3733/ca.v018n09p12
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