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Table 1 Shoot length (cm) of wheat grown in acidic soil (-a) and calcareous soil (-c) measured on days 10, 22 and 35 after sowing

From: The effect of Penicillium bilaii on wheat growth and phosphorus uptake as affected by soil pH, soil P and application of sewage sludge

Treatment Shoot length in acidic soil (cm) Treatment Shoot length in calcareous soil (cm)
10 DAS 22 DAS 35 DAS 10 DAS 22 DAS 35 DAS
C-a 11.4 ± 0.6bc 24.5 ± 2.0c 33.4 ± 1.2c C-c 8.9 ± 0.4bc 21.8 ± 1.2b 32.1 ± 0.4b
CPb-a 11.1 ± 0.5bc 22.5 ± 2.4c 28.1 ± 1.0d CPb-c 11.2 ± 0.2a 25.3 ± 1.0a 32.5 ± 1.4b
SS-a 10.5 ± 1.0c 28.3 ± 1.0ab 36.0 ± 0.7abc SS-c 9.2 ± 0.5ab 23.4 ± 1.4ab 32.7 ± 1.1ab
SSPb-a 14.6 ± 0.2a 31.6 ± 0.7a 37.7 ± 1.0a SSPb-c 9.5 ± 0.4ab 24.7 ± 1.1ab 34.1 ± 0.5ab
TSP-a 12.5 ± 0.4 b 28.5 ± 0.7ab 36.9 ± 1.3ab TSP-c 8.0 ± 0.3bc 24.1 ± 1.0ab 35.4 ± 0.6a
TSPPb-a 12.7 ± 0.4b 27.9 ± 0.7ab 34.4 ± 0.8bc TSPPb-c 6.8 ± 1.5c 25.5 ± 0.9a 32.6 ± 1.2ab
  1. Unamended control soil C, control soil with P. bilaii CPb, soil amended with sewage sludge SS, sewage sludge and P. bilaii SSPb, triple superphosphate TSP and triple superphosphate and P. bilaii TSPPb. Values are the mean of four replicates ± standard error. Different letters indicate significant differences between treatments (P < 0.05)