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Table 3 Effect of silicon as well as potassium, sodium and calcium silicates on weight of strawberry plants under field conditions

From: Effectiveness of silicon and silicate salts for controlling black root rot and induced pathogenesis-related protein of strawberry plants

Treatment Application Weight (g)/plant
Fresh Increase % Dry Increase %
Silicon Soil 160.0 c* 45.5 17.0 d 41.7
Soil+ foliar 180.1 b 63.7 22.0 b 83.3
Potassium silicate Soil 182.0 b 65.5 22.1 b 84.2
Soil+ foliar 200.4 a 82.2 32.0 a 166.7
Sodium silicate Soil 157.0 c 42.7 19.2 c 60.0
Soil+ foliar 180.0 b 63.6 22.0 b 83.3
Calcium silicate Soil 177.0 b 60.9 19.5 c 62.5
Soil+ foliar 200.0 a 81.8 31.0 a 158.3
Actamyl 3 g / L (Fungicide) Soil 150.0 c 36.4 18.2 d 51.7
Soil+ foliar 150.0 c 36.4 18.2 d 51.7
Control   110.0 d 0.0 12.0 e 0.0
  1. *Figures with the same letter in a column are not significantly (P ≤ 0.05) different