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The effect of rootzone salinity (0 to 90 mM NaCl) on shoot growth of 6 grape cultivars [‘Sultana’ (syn. ‘Thompson Seedless’), ‘Carbernet Sauvignon’, ‘Crouchen’, ‘Shiraz’, ‘Doradillo’ and ‘Palomino’] grown as rooted cuttings was determined in sand cultures. Relative shoot growth values over 23 days with salt were ‘Palomino’ 100, ‘Sultana’ 94, ‘Shiraz’ 87, ‘Crouchen’ 83, ‘Cabernet Sauvignon’ 63, and ‘Doradillo’ 59. Application of concurrent waterlogging (anaerobiosis) stress on the root system depressed shoot growth more than salt stress alone and changed the ranking for shoot growth. Waterlogging increased total uptake of Na and Cl, increased the amount of Na and Cl transported into the shoots, and resulted in visible leaf damage within 5 days of the onset of the waterlogging.

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The effect of soil salinity on yield and market quality parameters of celery [Apium graveolens L. var. dulce (Mill.) Pers.] was determined in field plots. Saline treatments were imposed by irrigating with water that contained NaCl and CaCl2 in equal concentrations. Celery was found to be moderately sensitive to salinity. Relative yield was reduced 6.2% for each unit increase in soil salinity beyond 1.8 dS/m (dS/m = mmho/cm, referenced at 25°C). Petiole length, width, and thickness were also significantly reduced with increasing salinity. Salinity had no effect on pith development.

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