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Table 3 Effect of different concentrations of kaolin or K2SO4 under different levels of water holding capacity on photosynthetic pigments (μg/g fresh weight) 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 Chl a Chl b Carotenoids Total pigments
80% Control 11.63 12.05 3.63 27.31
Kaolin 3% 11.60 12.17 3.44 27.21
Kaolin 6% 14.25 13.25 3.33 30.84
K2SO4 (100 mg/l) 14.46 10.96 4.06 29.48
K2SO4 (200 mg/l) 14.54 10.15 4.08 28.77
60% Control 12.59 9.51 4.29 26.39
Kaolin 3% 14.50 10.18 4.12 28.80
Kaolin 6% 14.53 9.30 4.27 28.10
K2SO4 (100 mg/l) 14.36 8.69 4.39 27.45
K2SO4 (200 mg/l) 14.52 9.49 4.36 28.36
40% Control 10.53 7.45 4.79 22.77
Kaolin 3% 12.07 7.88 4.51 24.46
Kaolin 6% 13.60 7.32 4.96 25.88
K2SO4 (100 mg/l) 12.61 8.53 4.53 25.67
K2SO4 (200 mg/l) 13.64 8.42 4.49 26.55
LSD at 5% 0.21 0.26 0.19 0.35