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Glenn B. Fain, Charles H. Gilliam, Jeff L. Sibley, and Cheryl R. Boyer

likely being contributed by soluble salts in the tree released at grinding, especially from the foliage. Substrate analysis at 7 and 30 DAP indicated that the pH was higher than the recommended range of 5.4 to 6.2 for annual vinca ( Argo and Fisher, 2002

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Valtcho D. Zheljazkov, Juan L. Silva, Mandar Patel, Jelena Stojanovic, Youkai Lu, Taejo Kim, and Thomas Horgan

(total soluble salts) was done using a conductivity meter (model 32; YSI, Yellow Springs, OH) ( Willard et al., 1968 ). Nitrate-N was determined using a nitrate electrode ( Francis and Malone, 1975 ). Chemical and physical analysis of lettuce was

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P.R. Johnstone, T.K. Hartz, and D.M. May

. 65 821 822 Portela, S.I. Cantwell, M.I. 1998 Quality changes of minimally processed honeydew melons stored in air or controlled atmospheres Postharvest Biol. Technol. 14 351 357 Rhoades, J.D. 1982 Soluble salts 167 179 Page A.L. Methods of soil

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Hanna Y. Hanna

and the cost of few miscellaneous items can be the only out-of-pocket expense. Yield reduction of greenhouse tomatoes planted in the same perlite more than once without reconditioning and desalination is a serious problem. Highly soluble salts can

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Sheng Wang and Qi Zhang

criterion ( Ashraf et al., 1987 ). Furthermore, seeds and young seedlings are more likely to be exposed to high salinity levels near the soil surface, where soluble salts accumulate as a result of evaporation and capillary rise of water during germination

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Benjamin D. Taylor and Benjamin K. Hoover

spray of water-diluted potassium-IBA salts (IBA Water Soluble Salts; Hortus USA Corp., New York, NY) until runoff or as a basal dip in talc-diluted IBA powder (Rhizopon; Phytotronics, Earth City, MO). Control treatments were deionized water for the

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Youbin Zheng, Diane Feliciano Cayanan, and Mike Dixon

, soluble salts, nitrogen and pH in the root medium HortTechnology 7 156 160 Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food 2003 Production Recommendations for Greenhouse Floriculture Publ. 370. Queen's Printer for Ont Toronto, Canada

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Katherine Bennett, Jared Jent, Uttara C. Samarakoon, Guido Schnabel, and James E. Faust

decay caused by B. cinerea ( Conway et al., 1993 ). Calcium chloride spray solutions provide a means of increasing Ca content in plant tissues. However, the CaCl 2 solutions applied to plants can increase the EC/soluble salts, which have also been

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Joseph G. Robins, B. Shaun Bushman, Blair L. Waldron, and Paul G. Johnson

.L. Taylor, R.M. 1983 Germination and initial growth of kentucky bluegrass in soluble salts Agron. J. 75 679 681 Huff, D.R. 2003 Kentucky bluegrass 27 38 Casler M.D. Duncan R.R. Turfgrass biology, genetics, and breeding John Wiley & Sons, Inc Hoboken, NJ

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Jenny B. Ryals, Patricia R. Knight, and Eric T. Stafne

), and 1000 ppm IBA + 250 ppm 1-naphthaleneacetic acid, potassium salt (K-NAA) (Hortus IBA Water Soluble Salts; Phytotronics, Earth City, MO). The control was water only (i.e., 0 ppm IBA, 0 ppm NAA). We combined 1000 ppm IBA with 250 ppm K-NAA to see an