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Countering the aversion of hardy ornamentals to chalk soils - OC9310

(i) To improve lime tolerance of Erica, Pieris and Rhododendron by investigating the use of existing tolerant clones as rootstocks and by developing techniques for selecting new tolerant clones, e.g. seedlings in glasshouse or somaclones in vitro.
(ii) To monitor mineral status of susceptible and tolerant lines under different nutritional conditions and thus to improve understanding of the physiology of calcifugy with a view to refining selection procedures.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1994

To: 1997

Cost: £185,783
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Sussex, Horticulture Research International
Fields of Study