International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 6, Issue 8, Part C (2020)
Impact of salinity on citrus production; A review
Hafiz Muhammad Bilal, Rabia Zulfiqar, Muhammad Adnan, Muhammad Shakeeb Umer, Haseeb Islam, Hamza Zaheer, Wazir Mohsin Abbas, Fateen Haider and Rai Ikhlaq Ahmad
Citrus is one of the important horticultural fruit crop growing all over world. However, it is sensitive to many environmental stresses such as drought, excessive watering (water logging), extreme temperatures (cold, frost and heat), salinity and mineral toxicity, among all these stresses salinity stress is one of them. Salinity is abiotic factor that decrease the vegetative growth and yield by causing hyperosmotic and hyperionic effects on soil rhizosphere. Citrus is a crop susceptible to salt because citrus growth and yield is more significantly reduce in salt stress condition as compared with other fruit crops. There are many ways to combat the negative effect of salinity like alternate irrigation or selection of resistant root stocks. Therefore, this review focuses on the effect of salinity on citrus production and possible measures to reduce the losses.
How to cite this article:
Hafiz Muhammad Bilal, Rabia Zulfiqar, Muhammad Adnan, Muhammad Shakeeb Umer, Haseeb Islam, Hamza Zaheer, Wazir Mohsin Abbas, Fateen Haider, Rai Ikhlaq Ahmad. Impact of salinity on citrus production; A review. Int J Appl Res 2020;6(8):173-176.