This volume follows up a seminal meeting, presenting reports on progress made with recommendations made there. The text reports on the development of pilot projects and on the organization of an international organization. All this will serve as the foundation for future efforts to develop the common utilisation of cash crop halophytes.
Table of ContentsSalinity Tolerance Analysis.- Study of potential cash crop halophytes by a quick check system: Determination of the threshold of salinity tolerance and the ecophysiological demands.- Physiological responses and structural modifications in Atriplex halimus L. plants exposed to salinity.- Some physiological and biochemical aspects of salt tolerance in two oleaginous halophytes: Cakile maritima and Crithmum maritimum.- Salinity tolerance of Beta vulgaris ssp. maritima. Part I. Biomass production and osmotic adjustment.- Salinity tolerance of Beta vulgaris ssp. maritima. Part II. Physiological and biochemical regulation.- Effect of seawater irrigation on biomass production and ion composition of seven halophytic species in Morocco.- Some physiological and biochemical aspects of salt tolerance of Sesuvium portulacastrum.- Salt-tolerance strategy of two halophyte species: Spartina alterniflora and Suaeda fruticosa.- Salt-avoidance mechanisms in the halophyte Distichlis spicata as a promising source for improved salt resistance in crop plants.- Chemical Contents.- Chemical composition variation during root decomposition in Tagus estuary salt marshes.- Metal partition in Tagus estuary salt marshes: a case study.- Potential of halophytes as animal fodder in Egypt.- Lipid composition of seeds of local halophytes: Cakile maritima, Zygophyllum album and Crithmum maritimum.- Field Scale Investigations.- The use of saltgrass (Distichlis spicata) as a pioneer forage crop in salty environments.- Primary analysis of four salt tolerant plants growing in Hai-He Plain, China.- Field scale experiments on plant tolerance to saline irrigation water.- The influence of environmental factors and zonal distribution of Phragmites australis and Phacelurus latifolius in salt marsh, Central Japan.- Relevant Accompanying Contributions.- Genetically modified halophytes in agro-ecosystems: ecological and environmental considerations.- Halophytic grasses as vital components of cash crop halophytes: Sporobolus madraspatanus Bor..- An ecological overview of halophytes from Pakistan.- A comprehensive survey of halophytes in Khorasan province of Iran.