Impacts of salinity determined for agave


Hydroponic experiments evaluated the effects of salinity on biomass accumulation and nutrient levels of four types of Agave. Several Agave species showed variation in response to high levels of salinity. Agave parryi and Agave weberi plants were determined to be relatively tolerant to high levels of salinity; the scientists said both show potential to be grown as crops in saline soils in semiarid regions.