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Table 4 Effect of different concentrations of kaolin or K2SO4 under different levels of water holding capacity on total soluble sugar (TSS), proline, and free amino acid (FAA) (mg/100 g dry weight) and carbohydrate contents (mg/g dry 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 TSS Carbohydrates Proline FAA
80% Control 1370 270.7 139.4 256.4
Kaolin 3% 1514 288.3 237.2 328.4
Kaolin 6% 2172 318.8 146.8 458.3
K2SO4 (100 mg/l) 1606 339.4 157.6 364.1
K2SO4 (200 mg/l) 2035 363. 8 196.3 335.3
60% Control 1638 340.8 179.2 387.5
Kaolin 3% 2215 356.7 169.8 472.2
Kaolin 6% 1999 392.9 142.5 529.0
K2SO4 (100 mg/l) 1927 366.4 183.9 482.7
K2SO4 (200 mg/l) 2114 363.0 201.4 480.2
40% Control 1610 314.5 229.0 534.4
Kaolin 3% 2012 323.3 202.3 588.7
Kaolin 6% 1744 346.5 151.6 665.1
K2SO4 (100 mg/l) 1726 339.5 229.8 540.4
K2SO4 (200 mg/l) 1988 364.3 331.1 834.0
LSD at 5% 20.1 13.01 6.47 6.86