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Research Project: Genetic Improvement of Crop Plants for Use with Low Quality Irrigation Waters: Physiological, Biochemical and Molecular Approaches

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Title: The challenge of salinity: Hope for the future with new avocado rootstocks

item MAUK, PEGGY - University Of California
item LI, RUI - University Of California
item ARPAIA, MARYLU - University Of California
item Suarez, Donald
item Celis, Nydia
item RANGEL, ALYEDA - University Of California

Submitted to: California Avocado Commission
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/19/2017
Publication Date: 3/20/2017
Citation: Mauk, P., Li, R., Arpaia, M., Suarez, D.L., Celis, N., Rangel, A.A. 2017. The challenge of salinity: Hope for the future with new avocado rootstocks. California Avocado Commission. 7(1):24-27.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: California avocado growers face diminishing returns in areas where Phytophthora root rot and saline irrigation water predominate. To help find answers to this production issue, a research trial was planted at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) in 2011. The goal of this trial was to determine if there are root rotresistant rootstocks that are also tolerant to salinity. The study was funded by the California Avocado Commission.