RAJ KUMAR*, U. K. VARSHNEY, NIRMALA RATHEE AND SURAJ KALA
Department of Botany, Government College, Hisar-125 001 (Haryana), India
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(Received : January 11, 2018; Accepted : March 15, 2018)
Soil salinity is a major problem in the arid and semi-arid regions. The effect of chloride and sulphate dominated salinity was studied on the early seedling growth of Albizzia lebbeck (Linn.) Benth and Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit. The growth of shoot, root, plant as a whole and foliage was adversely affected by two types of salinity. Chloride salinity was seen to be more toxic than sulphate for both the plant species.
Key words : Chloride, sulphate, salinity, plant growth, tree, Albizzia lebbeck, Leucaena leucocephala