Plant and Soil

, Volume 63, Issue 3, pp 527–529 | Cite as

Perspectives of reducing the deleterious effect of de-icing salt upon vegetation

  • W. Flückiger
  • S. Braun
Short Communications


The protective effect of a nutrient solution upon young forest plants, seriously stressed by de-icing salt (NaCl) were investigated. The results show, that the adsorbed salt ions in the soil are already exchanged at low concentrations (2 bars), whilst plant survival and growth showed only at higher concentrations (10 bars) a significant optimum.

Key words

Salt damage Ion exchange Ion competition 


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© Martinus Nijhoff/Dr W. Junk Publishers 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Flückiger
    • 1
  • S. Braun
    • 1
  1. 1.Botanisches Institut der Universität BaselBaselSwitzerland

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