Maize Hydroponics

James O. Reynolds jreynold at uidaho.edu
Mon Aug 30 15:52:47 EST 1999


Hello from Idaho

I have been trying to grow maize in hydroponic tanks to use the plants
for uptake and stress types of physiological/molecular studies and am
plaqued with a very stubborn phenotype that does not allow allow me to
feel comfortable with the vigor of the plants.  The plants are yellow.
I have tried altering the concentrations of Fe, N, Mg, and Mn with no
change in the plants coloration.  I have tried bubbling air in the tanks
with no luck.  I am now growing them at about 600 micro-einstiens at the
level of the plant's crown.  They are not etiolated, only yellow.  If
anyone could shed some light on my ignorance (maybe share a recipe?), or
point me to a source it would be much appreciated.

							Jim Reynolds
							jreynold at uidaho.edu



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