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Effect of soil fertility on the vegetative growth, yield and water use of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

Published in: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
Volume 1, issue 3, 1984 , pages: 96–97
DOI: 10.1080/02571862.1984.10634118
Author(s): J.G. AnnandaleDepartment of Plant Production, Republic of South Africa, P.S. HammesDepartment of Plant Production, Republic of South Africa, P.C. NelDepartment of Plant Production, Republic of South Africa

Abstract

Well-fertilized wheat was found to use more water than wheat on poorly fertilized plots, but the yield was increased, resulting in increased water-use efficiency. Variations in leaf area duration after anthesis accounted for 81% of the variation in yield.

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