Effect of long-term salinity on growth, chemical composition and mineral elements of pistachio (Pistacia vera cv. Badami-Zarand) rootstock seedlings

In recent years, one of the most important problems of pistachio growing is increasing the salinity of soil and water which has decreased the quality and quantity of this crop. In this study, the effect of different levels of salinity on growth of pistachio rootstock cv. Badami Zarand has been evaluated. Pistachio seeds were planted in pots containing loamy sand soil and the salinity treatments were performed four weeks after germination.

Water Thematic Maps

AgroStrat foresees a well designed water sampling campaign in order to assess the quality of water used for irrigation in Aegina. Water samples are collected from many different sites every two months. The results of the 1st water sampling campaing, which took place in January 2013 indicate that the water samples have very high concentration of chloride ions, while the values of Electrical Conductivity for the most of the samples are higher than 3000μS/cm. High nitrates content was also measured for some of the samples. 

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