Alfalfa stress tolerance for better forage crops

Alfalfa is an important forage crop in Canada, both as a feed for cattle and as a cover crop which protects from erosion and builds nitrogen levels in soils. University of Saskatchewan associate professor Bill Biligetu explains the importance of understanding salt tolerance in this crop.

By Erin Matthews

Bhattarai, Surendra, Na Liu, Chithra Karunakaran, Karen K. Tanino, Yong-Bi Fu, Bruce Coulman, Tom Warkentin, and Bill Biligetu. "Tissue specific changes in elements and organic compounds of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) cultivars differing in salt tolerance under salt stress." Journal of Plant Physiology 264 (2021): 153485.

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