EFFECTS OF NaCl, DROUGHT, DRAINAGE AND BIOGAS WASTE WATER APPLICATIONS ON MAIZE AND SORGHUM SEEDLING GROWTH
Keywords:maize, sorghum, salt stress, drainage, drought, biogas water
A research study was conducted to evaluate the impact of different stress conditions on the seedling growth rate of maize cultivars and sorghum cultivars. Drought stress, biogas water, and wastewater stress with salt NaCl were applied as treatments to maize and sorghum. The results were statistically analyzed. There were significant differences between the maize and sorghum seedling growth and development during different stress conditions. Sorghum varieties more effectively withstand stress conditions as compared with maize plants. Data was collected for plant dry weight, leaf area, fresh root weight, and fresh shoot weight. The sorghum genotypes showed batter performance and growth under biogas wastewater application. The excellent performance under biogas wastewater indicated that its applications may be helpful to improve crop plant production under stress conditions.
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