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Asian Journal of Plant Sciences
  Year: 2003 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 17 | Page No.: 1156-1161
DOI: 10.3923/ajps.2003.1156.1161
 
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Growth Physiology of Spring Wheat Under Saline Conditions

Rana Muhammad Iqbal

Abstract:
A hydroponic experiment was carried out to see the effects of salinity by using a randomized complete block design with 4 salinity treatments and 5 replicates. The salinity levels tested were 0, 50, 100 and 150 mol m-3 NaCl. CaCl2 was also applied to the salinity treatments. Leaf appearance stage was not significantly affected by salinity. With salinity, no extra tillers were produced and number of tillers decreased as salinity increased. The trends in results for leaf 3 and leaf 4 were inconsistent while leaf extension rate (LER) of leaf 5 and the flag leaf was decreased with increase in salinity. LER of leaf 6 and leaf 7 was significantly decreased with increase in salinity. Final leaf length of all the later appearing leaves was significantly decreased with salinity but the differences between salinity treatments were not always significant.
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Rana Muhammad Iqbal , 2003. Growth Physiology of Spring Wheat Under Saline Conditions. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences, 2: 1156-1161.

DOI: 10.3923/ajps.2003.1156.1161

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajps.2003.1156.1161

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