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Table 3 Effect of foliar spray application of fulvic acid on some growth characters of some faba bean varieties (combined analysis of two seasons)

From: Improve quality and productivity of some faba bean cultivars with foliar application of fulvic acid

Growth characters of four faba bean cultivars
Treatment Fourth leaf area (cm2) (LA) Leaf area index (LAI) Specific leaf Weight (SLW) (mg/cm2/day) Crop growth rate (CGR) (mg/cm2/day)
A B C A B C A-B B-C A-B B-C
Effect of fulvic acid
 0.0 gL−1 1144.94 1391.56 1589.78 1.86 2.01 2.92 3.08 3.33 1411.26 1359.57
 3.0 gL− 1 1241.90 1501.33 1770.13 1.96 2.54 3.11 3.81 4.76 1579.57 1452.92
 6.0 gL−1 1380.58 1621.01 1867.64 1.92 2.91 3.31 4.70 5.46 1669.46 1467.80
 9.0 gL−1 1497.01 1722.31 1998.46 1.99 3.15 3.36 5.29 5.72 1770.39 1586.26
 L. S.D. at 5% 76.06 87.33 96.51 n.s. 0.26 0.13 0.53 1.01 78.66 92.43
Effect of cultivars
 Nubaria 2 1251.80 1452.42 1553.33 1.48 2.54 3.01 4.72 4.29 1401.47 1330.21
 Sakha 1 1143.66 1390.71 1476.18 1.41 2.01 2.89 3.67 3.31 1381.58 1302.03
 Sakha 3 1296.49 1532.01 1649.81 1.55 2.82 3.07 4.69 5.56 1467.60 1344.92
 Sakha 4 1371.83 1650.31 1755.76 1.67 3.01 3.12 4.89 5.80 1572.70 1439.81
 L. S.D. at 5% 57.34 71.13 82.60 n.s. 0.18 n.s. 0.44 0.59 66.30 80.51
Effect of interaction
 0.0 gL−1
  Nubaria 2 1150.78 1552.40 1778.66 1.97 2.56 3.10 3.67 4.44 1390.47 1336.14
  Sakha 1 1131.77 1468.39 1690.82 1.92 2.40 3.07 3.52 3.21 1286.40 1251.39
  Sakha 3 1196.51 1662.73 1887.44 1.98 3.15 3.20 4.09 4.60 1470.51 1366.51
  Sakha 4 1249.80 1679.82 1909.30 1.99 3.22 3.29 4.59 5.04 1544.30 1440.36
 3.0 gL−1
  Nubaria 2 1152.29 1650.68 1870.39 1.99 3.17 3.26 4.59 4.53 1467.35 1359.50
  Sakha 1 1139.66 1532.70 1834.60 1.97 2.69 3.03 3.96 3.84 1390.46 1256.83
  Sakha 3 1260.38 1716.59 1980.27 2.07 3.39 3.41 4.69 5.12 1587.31 1396.53
  Sakha 4 1371.49 1733.40 1996.36 2.11 3.52 3.59 5.72 5.49 1697.49 1477.40
 6.0 gL−1
  Nubaria 2 1290.58 1741.26 1957.64 2.01 3.26 3.29 4.71 4.58 1579.57 1353.92
  Sakha 1 1181.63 1636.19 1866.82 1.99 2.94 3.15 4.54 3.89 1456.68 1340.01
  Sakha 3 1310.49 1759.35 2011.72 2.09 3.41 3.50 5.66 5.60 1669.46 1467.83
  Sakha 4 1411.30 1869.43 2126.28 2.11 3.56 3.66 5.76 5.69 1776.35 1587.74
 9.0 gL−1
  Nubaria 2 1352.74 1841.36 1998.21 2.06 3.33 3.38 4.79 4.62 1689.47 1470.51
  Sakha 1 1259.82 1770.47 1990.49 2.01 3.19 3.27 4.59 3.93 1588.56 1441.60
  Sakha 3 1366.62 1870.29 2055.63 2.09 3.44 3.54 5.81 4.98 1779.38 1582.48
  Sakha 4 1533.52 2029.01 2248.54 2.11 3.59 3.68 5.92 5.81 1889.29 1593.33
 L. S.D. at 5% 67.90 89.34 92.30 n.s. 0.12 n.s. 0.24 0.62 84.36 96.78
  1. A after 75 days from sowing, B after 90 days from sowing, C after 105 days from sowing