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Table 4 Effect of SA foliar spray on vegetative growth of maize plants

From: Effect of exogenous salicylic acid or indole acetic acid on their endogenous levels, germination, and growth in maize

Criteria
Treatment
Plant height (cm) Plant fresh weight (g) Leaves number Leaves weight (g) Plant dry weight (g) Leaves dry weight (g)
  20 DAT
2 mM SA 122 ± 4a 68.0 ± 2.7a 9 ± 1a 35.0 ± 1.2a 7.6 ± 1.0a 5.5 ± 0.3a
1 mM SA 121 ± 5a 57.7 ± 2.3ab 10 ± 1a 29.0 ± 1.3ab 6.6 ± 0.4ab 4.5 ± 0.2ab
0.5 mM SA 123 ± 5 a 63.3 ± 1.8ab 9 ± 1a 32.3 ± 2.1ab 6.6 ± 0.4ab 4.6 ± 0.2ab
0.25 mM SA 121 ± 6a 51.0 ± 1.7b 9 ± 1a 27.7 ± 1.7b 4.8 ± 0.3b 3.8 ± 0.1ab
Control 119 ± 5a 53.0 ± 1.4b 9 ± 1a 26.7 ± 1.8b 5.1 ± 0.3b 3.5 ± 0.2b
  40 DAT
2 mM SA 175 ± 7a 260 ± 7a 14 ± 1a 103 ± 3a 34.2 ± 0.2a 18.5 ± 0.4a
1 mM SA 176 ± 6a 260 ± 9a 14 ± 1a 102 ± 4a 34.2 ± 0.1a 18.4 ± 0.3a
0.5 mM SA 183 ± 8a 257 ± 7a 14 ± 1a 102 ± 4a 33.9 ± 0.2a 18.4 ± 0.2a
0 .25 mM SA 190 ± 8a 278 ± 8a 14 ± 1a 110 ± 4a 36.6 ± 0.2a 19.8 ± 0.4a
Control 171 ± 6a 263 ± 6a 14 ± 1a 104 ± 5a 34.0 ± 0.3a 18.8 ± 0.3a
  1. Data within a column followed with the same letter are not significantly different at the level 5%