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Table 5 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

Treatment 75 days after sowing 90 days after sowing 105 days
Chl. a Chl. b Carotenoids Total pigments Chl. a Chl. b Carotenoids Total pigments Chl. a Chl. b Carotenoids Total pigments
Effect of fulvic acid
 0.0 gL−1 1.64 0.54 0.50 2.68 2.01 1.18 1.32 4.51 1.96 0.92 1.01 3.89
 3.0 gL− 1 1.74 0.66 0.64 3.04 2.09 1.21 1.36 4.66 2.05 1.13 1.09 4.27
 6.0 gL−1 1.84 0.72 0.76 3.39 2.33 1.30 1.41 5.04 2.07 1.19 1.06 4.32
 9.0 gL−1 1.87 1.08 1.13 4.08 2.51 1.33 1.47 5.31 2.22 1.29 1.14 4.65
 L.S.D. at 5% 0.10 0.12 0.15 0.33 0.18 0.09 0.06 0.27 0.08 0.10 0.13 0.15
Effect of cultivars
 Nubaria 2 1.69 0.61 0.59 2.89 2.05 0.92 1.12 4.09 1.99 0.91 1.02 3.92
 Sakha 1 1.62 0.55 0.52 2.69 1.97 0.81 1.08 3.86 2.01 0.98 1.06 4.05
 Sakha 3 1.77 0.69 0.63 3.09 2.31 1.21 1.39 4.91 2.11 1.09 1.08 4.28
 Sakha 4 1.83 1.11 1.08 4.02 2.40 1.36 1.44 5.20 2.18 1.26 1.10 4.54
 L.S.D. at 5% 0.06 0.11 0.14 0.21 0.08 0.11 0.13 0.29 0.11 0.16 n.s. 0.27
Effect of interaction
 0.0 gL−1
  Nubaria 2 1.53 0.40 0.43 2.36 1.96 0.90 1.02 3.91 2.02 1.02 1.04 4.08
  Sakha 1 1.60 0.54 0.50 2.64 2.01 1.09 1.05 4.15 2.00 1.00 1.01 4.01
  Sakha 3 1.71 0.64 0.61 2.96 2.12 1.20 1.10 4.42 2.09 1.13 1.07 4.29
  Sakha 4 1.80 1.07 1.05 3.92 2.24 1.29 1.19 4.72 2.11 1.15 1.12 4.38
 3.0 gL−1
  Nubaria 2 1.76 0.69 0.64 3.09 2.11 1.12 1.08 4.31 2.11 1.11 1.09 4.31
  Sakha 1 1.66 0.59 0.56 2.81 2.09 1.06 1.01 4.16 2.09 1.06 1.01 4.16
  Sakha 3 1.81 0.72 0.69 3.22 2.30 1.19 1.22 4.71 2.18 1.15 1.10 4.43
  Sakha 4 1.90 1.21 1.12 4.23 2.41 1.28 1.26 4.95 2.22 1.17 1.12 4.51
 6.0 gL−1
  Nubaria 2 1.84 0.72 0.76 3.32 2.40 1.21 1.19 4.80 2.13 1.19 1.16 4.48
  Sakha 1 1.78 0.69 0.63 3.10 2.22 1.18 1.12 4.52 2.11 1.15 1.03 4.29
  Sakha 3 2.01 1.23 1.20 4.44 2.46 1.70 1.25 5.41 2.20 1.18 1.12 4.50
  Sakha 4 2.09 1.29 1.26 4.64 2.51 2.01 1.34 5.86 2.30 1.26 1.20 4.76
 9.0 gL−1
  Nubaria 2 1.86 1.06 1.11 4.03 2.41 1.56 1.09 5.06 2.33 1.29 1.09 4.71
  Sakha 1 1.79 0.73 0.70 3.22 2.31 1.29 1.03 4.63 2.08 1.16 1.02 4.26
  Sakha 3 2.11 1.31 1.23 4.65 2.50 2.05 1.39 5.94 2.38 1.56 1.08 5.02
  Sakha 4 2.20 1.33 1.30 4.83 2.57 2.19 1.78 6.54 2.41 1.59 1.19 5.19
 L.S.D. at 5% 0.09 0.18 0.31 0.43 n.s. 0.12 0.27 0.30 0.13 0.18 n.s. 0.28