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Table 2 Effect of salt stress (S0, S1, and S2), chitosan concentration (Ch0, Ch1, Ch2, and Ch3) and their interaction on growth characters of sunflower plant (data are means of two seasons)

From: Mitigation of adverse effects of salinity stress on sunflower plant (Helianthus annuus L.) by exogenous application of chitosan

Treatment Shoot length (cm) No of leaves/plant Stem Circum (cm) Fresh weight (gm) Dry weight (gm)
S0 70.07 18.08 2.48 54.23 6.74
S1 74.64 18.17 2.82 59.31 7.41
S2 51.58 15.08 2.06 34.56 4.32
L.S.D NS NS NS NS NS
Control 55.42 14.89 1.87 40.74 5.09
Ch1 64.18 17.00 2.39 50.43 6.25
Ch2 72.92 19.22 2.94 56.96 7.12
Ch3 69.23 17.33 2.60 49.34 6.17
L.S.D. at 5% 1.45 0.63 0.1 1.45 0.22
S0 Ch0 58.07 15.33 1.8 46.47 5.81
Ch1 68.63 18 2.33 57.12 6.98
Ch2 78.70 20.33 3.03 63.94 7.99
Ch3 74.87 18.67 2.73 49.41 6.18
S1 Ch0 65.27 16.67 2.17 49.22 6.15
Ch1 74.00 18.33 2.73 60.2 7.56
Ch2 81.33 19.67 3.37 66.41 8.3
Ch3 78.07 18 3 61.1 7.64
S2 Ch0 42.93 12.67 1.63 26.54 3.32
Ch1 49.90 14.67 2.10 33.67 4.21
Ch2 58.73 17.67 2.43 40.54 5.07
Ch3 54.77 15.33 2.07 37.51 4.69
L.S.D. at 5% 2.51 1.08 0.17 2.51 0.39