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Stimulatory effects of aluminum on growth of sugar maple seedlingsAuthor(s): George A. Schier; Carolyn J. McQuattie
Source: Journal of Plant Nutrition. 25(11): 2583-2589.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionTo determine the effect of aluminum (Al) on sugar maple (Acer saccharum Marsh.), seedlings were grown in sand irrigated with nutrient solution (pH 3.8) containing 0, 2.5, 5, 10, 20, or 40 mg L-1 Al. Seedling growth was enhanced at 2.5 and 5mgL-1 Al. Although higher levels of Al reduced calcium (Ca) and magnesium (Mg) concentrations in leaves and caused root and foliar injury, no negative effects of Al on growth were observed.
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CitationSchier, George A.; McQuattie, Carolyn J. 2002. Stimulatory effects of aluminum on growth of sugar maple seedlings. Journal of Plant Nutrition. 25(11): 2583-2589.
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