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1 September 2013 Purslane (Portulaca oleracea L.) has potential for desalinizing greenhouse recirculation water
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Ngosong, C., Halpern, M. T., Whalen, J. K. and Smith, D. L. 2013. Purslane (Portulaca oleraceaL.) has potential for desalinizing greenhouse recirculation water. Can. J. Plant Sci. 93: 961-964. Recirculating fertigation solutions improves the environmental sustainability of hydroponics-based vegetable production in Canada. Purslane is an edible halophyte with proported medicinal benefits that could absorb excess salts from recirculation water. It grew well in hydroponic solutions with up to 1000 mg NaCl L-1. Greatest Na absorption occurred during earlier vegetative growth.

Christopher Ngosong, Moshe T. Halpern, Joann K. Whalen, and Donald L. Smith "Purslane (Portulaca oleracea L.) has potential for desalinizing greenhouse recirculation water," Canadian Journal of Plant Science 93(5), 961-964, (1 September 2013). https://doi.org/10.1139/CJPS2012-271
Received: 24 October 2012; Accepted: 1 April 2013; Published: 1 September 2013
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