Case Study: Plant Responses to Water Logging
- Roots able to withstand high levels of toxic ions (primarily species of Aluminium, Iron and Magnesium mobilised under reduced soil conditions
- The ability to recover from anaerobic respiration and its toxic metabolites.
Field ManagementField management is the strategies used to counteract the negative impacts of water logging on horticulture. A number of management strategies have been suggested, including:
- Time of planting to avoid periods of probable water logging
- The use of N fertiliser to counteract the reduction and availability of nitrate as a result of flooding
- Hormonal sprays to reduce the impacts of anerobism on plant physiology
- Breeding or selecting water logging tolerant culivars.
What we would like you to doPlease conduct your own ‘internet scavenger hunt’ to find out more about the potential effects climate change will have on soil health.Summarise and share your findings with your fellow learners in the comments section below.
Farm to Fork: Sustainable Food Production in a Changing Environment
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