Effect of Different Water Table Treatments on Cabbage in Saline Saemangeum Soil

  • M. Jamil
  • E. S. Rha
Part of the Tasks for Vegetation Sciences book series (TAVS, volume 44)


In the Saemangeum tide embankment that will connect the cities of Gunsan and Buan a large area is specifi ed for grain and horticultural crops. However, salinity and waterlogging are two main problems of this area. In order to assess up to what extent, this area can be effi ciently utilized by growing cabbage, in the present study cabbage (Brassica olera-cea var capitata L.) was subjected to various water table treatments (20, 30, 50 and 70 cm) in Saemangeum soil (marginally saline soil, ECe 3.8 dS m-1) area. It was observed that with increasing water table treatments, relative growth rate (RGR), leaf area ratio (LAR), number of leaf, leaf area and net assimilation rate (NAR) increased signifi cantly. Signifi cant increased in the maximal quantum yield of PSII (Fv/ Fm), electron transport rate (ETR) was observed while there was no change in non-photochemical quenching coeffi cient (NPQ). Chlorophyll content (SPAD value) increased signifi cantly with the increase in water table treatments. Correlation shows that growth attributes had a signifi cant positive relationship with Fv/Fm and ETR while non signifi cant relationship was found between growth attributes and NPQ.


Brassica oleracea capitata L. water depth salinity relative growth photochemistry 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Jamil
    • 1
  • E. S. Rha
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biotechnology and Genetic EngineeringKohat University of Science and Technology (KUST)KohatPakistan
  2. 2.College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, Sunchon National UniversitySuncheonRepublic of Korea

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