Spectral properties of maize as related to soil oxidation-reduction condition

  • Ewing K
  • Pezeshki S
  • Stepniewski W
  • 1


    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 3


    Citations of this article.


Changes in spectral properties and net photosynthesis of maize leaves (Zea mays cv. McCreedy 7676) in response to various levels of soil anaerobiosis were examined under controlled soil redox potential and environmental conditions. A close correlation was found between changes in transmittance in the near-infrared portion of the soectrum, the ratio of green to red absorbance, net photosynthesis, and decreasing soil redox potential. These results indicate that leaf spectral characteristics can be used as an effective tool to monitor and evaluate various levels of flood stress in plants. © 1991.

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document


  • Kern Ewing

  • S. R. Pezeshki

  • Witold Stepniewski

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free