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Table 8 Effect of different concentrations of kaolin or K2SO4 under different levels of water holding capacity on carbohydrate percentage, protein percentage, and elements (N, P, K, and Ca %) of wheat grains (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 Carbohydrates % Protein % N % P % K % Ca %
80% Control 52.76 12.11 1.94 0.38 0.42 0.017
Kaolin 3% 58.93 13.96 2.23 0.39 0.47 0.023
Kaolin 6% 55.27 14.13 2.26 0.41 0.42 0.026
K2SO4 (100 mg/l) 56.88 14.39 2.30 0.41 0.42 0.069
K2SO4 (200 mg/l) 57.66 15.01 2.40 0.44 0.48 0.021
60% Control 46.19 12.47 2.00 0.40 0.46 0.023
Kaolin 3% 48.50 14.26 2.28 0.40 0.48 0.023
Kaolin 6% 54.34 13.74 2.20 0.40 0.48 0.028
K2SO4 (100 mg/l) 52.68 14.31 2.29 0.45 0.47 0.046
K2SO4 (200 mg/l) 50.77 14.26 2.28 0.41 0.46 0.048
40% Control 43.49 12.03 1.93 0.37 0.41 0.012
Kaolin 3% 47.66 12.91 2.07 0.41 0.42 0.020
Kaolin 6% 46.89 13.52 2.16 0.38 0.44 0.016
K2SO4 (100 mg/l) 47.98 13.21 2.11 0.38 0.48 0.017
K2SO4 (200 mg/l) 47.23 14.48 2.32 0.40 0.47 0.015
LSD at 5% 1.45 1.45 0.13 n.s 0.05 0.003