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Table 3 Effect of chitosan and calcium carbonate (0, 20 and 40 mg/L) on yield and its components of wheat plant grown under different salinity levels (0, 5000 mg/L)

From: Attenuation of negative effects of saline stress in wheat plant by chitosan and calcium carbonate

Treatments Spike length (cm) Spike wt (g) Spikelets no/spike Grains no/spike Grains wt/plant (g) 1000 grains wt (g) Biomass/plant (g)
Control 9.50 1.13 13.33 30.20 2.11 30.21 3.52
0 mg/L saline water        
 20 mg/L chitosan 10.77 1.28 14.67 42.73 2.31 61.00 3.79
 40 mg/L chitosan 11.90 1.40 16.00 46.73 2.87 66.67 3.87
 20 mg/L CaCO3 10.33 1.21 14.33 42.20 2.30 60.67 3.72
 40 mg/L CaCO3 11.73 1.33 15.33 44.33 2.33 63.67 3.81
5000 mg/l saline water 8.00 1.06 9.00 25.41 1.82 25.41 3.08
5000 mg/L saline water        
 20 mg/L chitosan 9.33 1.16 10.33 28.05 1.95 55.67 3.35
 40 mg/L chitosan 10.33 1.21 11.67 31.99 2.12 59.00 3.56
 20 mg/L CaCO3 8.33 1.09 10.00 28.15 1.92 52.33 3.18
 40 mg/L CaCO3 9.00 1.15 10.33 34.47 1.93 54.67 3.29
LSD (5%) 0.62 0.05 0.92 1.74 0.05 0.69 0.06
  1. Data are means of two seasons