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Table 4 Effect of oils, buttermilk and kaolin on chlorophyll content, photosynthetic activity, stomatal conductance and transpiration

From: Biostimulants an important nonchemical alternative to pesticides for management of virus disease in Muskmelon

S. no Treatment Chlorophyll content
(mg m−2)
Photosynthetic activity
(µmols m−2 s−1)
Stomatal Conductance
(mol m−2 s−1)
Transpiration
(mmol m−2 s−1)
1 Vegetable oil 0.5% 4.89 24.90 0.07 3.42
2 Vegetable oil 1% 8.50 28.03 0.06 3.15
3 Vegetable oil 2% 10.71 33.37 0.14 5.72
4 Neem oil 0.5% 4.94 23.07 0.19 6.13
5 Neem oil 1% 6.20 39.00 0.02 1.30
6 Neem oil 2% 12.07 31.43 0.06 2.74
7 Horticulture Mineral Oil 0.5% 2.06 26.70 0.12 4.20
8 Horticulture Mineral Oil 1% 3.12 30.90 0.01 0.75
9 Horticulture Mineral Oil 2% 14.33 31.67 0.13 4.18
10 Lemon Grass Oil 0.1% 10.37 23.67 0.07 3.17
11 Lemon Grass Oil 0.2% 14.42 25.83 0.21 6.59
12 Lemon Grass Oil 0.5% 16.94 34.03 0.12 4.75
13 Kaolin 0.5% 13.10 41.07 0.09 4.09
14 Kaolin 1% 15.42 40.13 0.11 5.57
15 Kaolin 2% 18.27 43.90 0.24 7.59
16 Buttermilk 5% 6.47 38.83 0.02 1.31
17 Buttermilk 10% 14.66 42.50 0.11 4.28
18 Buttermilk 20% 26.91 43.80 0.21 6.61
19 Control + Water 3.34 17.80 0.09 4.20
20 Control 1.67 15.63 0.05 2.70
21 General Mean 10.41 31.81 0.11 4.12
  C.D. 5% 2.07 13.12 0.02 0.76