Plant and Soil

, Volume 51, Issue 1, pp 69–72 | Cite as

Effects of soil-added Cl on growth ofAndropogon scoparius and possible implications for heavy metal research

  • L. J. Miles
  • G. R. Parker


Soil additions of Cl, as NaCl, over the 0 to 400 ppm Cl range did not affect germination forAndropogon scoparius. Height and top dry weight were significantly reduced by 300 ppm soil added Cl. Although not conclusive, these results did indicate that growth and germination effects reported for Cd++, added as CdCl2, are probably due to Cd++ rather than to a Cl or salt effect. Reported Pb++ effects, where Pb++ is added as PbCl2, however may be at least partially due to a Cl or salt effect.

Key words

Andropogon scoparius Cadmium Chloride Dry weight Germination Heavy metals Lead Little bluestem Salt 


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© Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. J. Miles
    • 1
  • G. R. Parker
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Forestry and Natural ResourcesPurdue UniversityWest Lafayette

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