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Table 2 Effect of different concentrations of kaolin or K2SO4 under different levels of water holding capacity on morphological criteria and area of stomata (upper and lower epidermis) of wheat plants after 75 days from sowing combined analysis of two seasons)

From: Potential role of kaolin or potassium sulfate as anti-transpirant on improving physiological, biochemical aspects and yield of wheat plants under different watering regimes

WHC (%) Treatment Plant height (cm) Leaf no./tiller Tiller Fr. wt. (g) Tiller Dr. wt. (g) Amount of water (g) Stomatal area μm2
Upper Lower
80% Control 52.63 5.33 3.542 0.981 2.561 166 100
Kaolin 3% 54.52 5.50 5.121 1.238 3.883 154 96
Kaolin 6% 62.66 6.33 6.523 1.265 5.258 131 123
K2SO4 (100 mg/l) 69.23 6.00 6.306 1.220 5. 086 200 105
K2SO4 (200 mg/l) 65.70 6.00 6.490 1.300 5.190 183 90
60% Control 57.63 5.03 3.422 0.953 2.469 118 64
Kaolin 3% 59.54 6.00 5.401 1.088 4.313 110 73
Kaolin 6% 58.30 5.33 5.660 1.185 4.475 92 54
K2SO4 (100 mg/l) 64.77 5.67 5.583 1.131 4.452 108 85
K2SO4 (200 mg/l) 62.00 5.67 5.784 1.268 4.516 69 42
40% Control 55.67 4.69 3.117 0.792 2.325 29 26
Kaolin 3% 64.53 5.33 4.405 0.834 3.571 38 31
Kaolin 6% 64.23 5.67 4.483 0.882 3.601 36 28
K2SO4 (100 mg/l) 59.90 5.80 4.461 0.848 3.613 64 44
K2SO4 (200 mg/l) 61.67 5.83 4.620 0.893 3.727 35 28
LSD at 5% 0.07 0.10 0.071 0.071 0.033 0.041 3.90