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Table 7 Effect of different concentrations of kaolin or K2SO4 under different levels of water holding capacity on yield components of wheat plants (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) Spike length (cm) Spike wt. (g) Spikelet no. /spike Grain no./spike Grain wt. (g)/spike Weight of 1000 grains (g)
80% Control 63.51 10.33 1.82 14.00 36.50 1.415 39.62
Kaolin 3% 64.62 11.67 2.04 16.33 39.33 1.543 39.81
Kaolin 6% 66.03 12.33 2.15 15.67 43.50 1.950 44.23
K2SO4 (100 mg/l) 70.14 12.33 2.48 16.33 45.67 2.099 45.15
K2SO4 (200 mg/l) 69.00 12.00 2.43 15.33 49.33 2.271 47.68
60% Control 58.33 10.00 1.79 14.00 33.50 1.311 38.43
Kaolin 3% 61.88 13.00 2.33 15.67 38.40 1.576 41. 36
Kaolin 6% 62.60 13.33 2.45 15.00 44.50 1.843 42.83
K2SO4 (100 mg/l) 61.00 12.33 2.26 14.33 41.00 1.855 44.99
K2SO4 (200 mg/l) 61.33 12.67 2.73 14.33 40.33 1.896 48.00
40% Control 57.00 9.33 1.64 14.00 26.67 1.149 35.94
Kaolin 3% 59.33 10.33 2.00 14.33 29.67 1.289 39.32
Kaolin 6% 58.07 13.00 1.91 13.67 32.33 1.297 40.66
K2SO4 (100 mg/l) 59.00 12.33 1.95 14.33 36.67 1.554 41.20
K2SO4 (200 mg/l) 59.67 12.00 1.98 14.00 34.33 1.559 41.59
LSD at 5% 2.39 0.36 0.15 0.67 3.28 0.008 0.23