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Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research
Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias, INIA
ISSN: 0718-5820
EISSN: 0718-5839
Vol. 72, No. 1, 2012, pp. 98-103
Bioline Code: cj12016
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol. 72, No. 1, 2012, pp. 98-103

 en INCREASED GROWTH AND CHANGES IN WHEAT MINERAL COMPOSITION THROUGH CALCIUM SILICATE FERTILIZATION UNDER NORMAL AND SALINE FIELD CONDITIONS
Ali, Anser; Basra, Shahzad M.A.; Hussain, Safdar & Iqbal, Javaid

Abstract

Salinity stress is a major and ever-present threat to crop production, especially where irrigation is necessary for agriculture. Two independent field experiments were carried out in natural non-saline (site-I; electrical conductivity [EC] < 4 dS m-1) and saline (site-II; EC = 10-13.8 dS m-1) fields to test the efficacy of different doses of Si (0, 75, and 150 mg kg-1) on two wheat ( Triticum aestivum check for this species in other resources L.) cultivars with different salt susceptibility, i.e., 'Auqab-2000' (salt-sensitive) and 'SARC-5' (salt-tolerant). The crop was harvested at maturity and various ionic and yield parameters were recorded. The concomitant increase in the number of tillers, number of grains per spike, grain yield, and biological yield were observed given that Si was applied under both optimal and salt-affected field conditions. It was concluded that 'SARC-5' is better than 'Auqab-2000' under salt stress. When Si was applied, similar effects were observed in both cultivars regardless of their salt sensitivity and whether the field was saline or non-saline, and it enhanced wheat growth by improving K+:Na+, which was adversely influenced by salt stress.

Keywords
Triticum aestivum, salt stress, silicon, wheat growth, K+:Na+, water potential, stomatal conductance

 
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