EFFECTS OF NACL AND CACL2 ON GERMINATION PERFORMANCE OF SOME LOCAL ONION (ALLIUM CEPA L.) CULTIVARS IN TURKEY
This study was conducted to investigate the effects of NaCI and CaCl2 level on germination of some onion genotypes. Seeds of Kantartopu-3, Akgün-12, İmrali Kirmasi-15, Metan-88 and Beyaz Bilek were used. Electrical conductivities (EC) of salt solutions were 1.2, 2.4, 4.8 and 9.6 dS m-1 and distilled water (0 dS m-1) served as control. Germination percentage (%), mean germination time (days), shoot length (mm) and seedling fresh and dry weight (mg) were measured at 12 days after sowing. Genotypes showed different responses to NaCI and CaCl2. Increased salinity levels resulted in decreased germination, inhibition of seedling growth and increased mean germination time. Varieties showed different responses for different parameters.
Hancı, F., Cebeci, E. and Mendi, Y.Y. (2012). EFFECTS OF NACL AND CACL2 ON GERMINATION PERFORMANCE OF SOME LOCAL ONION (ALLIUM CEPA L.) CULTIVARS IN TURKEY. Acta Hortic. 960, 203-209
salinity, abiotic stress, tolerance, EC value