MACRO NUTRIENTS UPTAKE OF FORAGE GRASSES AT DIFFERENT SALINITY STRESSES

Kusmiyati, F and Purbajanti, E D and Kristanto, B A (2009) MACRO NUTRIENTS UPTAKE OF FORAGE GRASSES AT DIFFERENT SALINITY STRESSES. Journal of the Indonesian Tropical Animal Agriculture, 34 (3). pp. 205-210. ISSN 0410-6320

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Abstract

The high concentration of sodium chloride (NaCl) in saline soils has negative effects on the growth of most plants. The experiment was designed to evaluate macro nutrient uptake (Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium) of forage grasses at different NaCl concentrations in growth media. The experiment was conducted in a greenhouse at Forage Crops Laboratory of Animal Agriculture Faculty, Diponegoro University. Split plot design was used to arrange the experiment. The main plot was forage grasses (Elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum ) and King grass (Pennisetum hybrida)). The sub plot was NaCl concentration in growth media (0, 150, and 300 mM). The nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) uptake in shoot and root of plant were measured. The result indicated increasing NaCl concentration in growth media significantly decreased the N, P and K uptake in root and shoot of the elephant grass and king grass. The percentage reduction percentage of N, P and K uptake at 150 mM and 300 mM were high in elephant grass and king grass. It can be concluded that based on nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium uptake, elephant grass and king grass are not tolerant to strong and very strong saline soil. Keywords : nitrogen uptake, phosphorus uptake, potassium uptake, salinity, forage grasses

Item Type:Article
Subjects:S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Divisions:Faculty of Animal and Agricultural Sciences > Department of Animal Agriculture
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