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    There is a need for information about the response of Populus genotypes to repeated application of high-salinity water and nutrient sources throughout an entire rotation. We have combined establishment biomass and uptake data with mid- and full-rotation growth data to project potential chloride (Cl) and sodium (Na+) uptake for 2- to 11-year-old Populus in the north central United States. Our objectives were to identify potential levels of uptake as the trees developed and stages of plantation development that are conducive to variable application rates of high-salinity irrigation.

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    Citation

    Zalesny, Jill A.; Zalesny, Ronald S., Jr. 2009. Chloride and sodium uptake potential over an entire rotation of Populus irrigated with landfill leachate. International Journal of Phytoremediation. 11: 496-508.

    Keywords

    salt accumulation, hybrid poplar, wastewater recycling, sustainable forestry, short rotation woody crops

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