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Table 3 The effect of vermicompost, biochar and deficit irrigation on growth of eggplant

From: Biochar and vermicompost improve growth and physiological traits of eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) under deficit irrigation

Treatment Shoot DW (g) Root FW (g) Root DW (g) Plant length (cm) Fruit weight (g/plant)
S1V0B0 548.2 d 155.1 f 62.3 e 93.5 c 499.1 ab
S1V0DPB 588.5 d 207.5 e 86.3 c 96.7 c 511.3 ab
S1V0PB 700.4 b 256.2 b 102.7 b 101.8 c 528.6 ab
S1V1B0 588.3 d 186.3 e 74.7 d 101.7 c 528.0 ab
S1V1DPB 700.4 b 246.4 b 98.7 b 112.7 b 570.9 a
S1V1PB 812.2 a 282.4 a 114.7 a 125.0 a 584.0 a
S2V0B0 448.2 e 126.2 f 50.7 ef 81.5 d 371.4 c
S2V0DPB 504.3 d 176.8 e 70.7 d 87.0 cd 451.8 b
S2V0PB 582.0 d 226.9 c 90.6 c 91.6 cd 464.6 b
S2V1B0 476.1 e 156.6 f 62.3 e 91.7 cd 439.5 b
S2V1DPB 616.4 cd 210.3 e 84.0 cd 96.5 cd 448.5 b
S2V1PB 672.3 c 256.0 b 102.6 b 102.3 c 460.1 b
S3V0B0 392.2 e 94.0 g 38.2 f 79.5 d 360.0 c
S3V0DPB 420.2 e 142.1 f 58.4 e 81.6 d 432.0 b
S3V0PB 532.0 d 191.3 e 78.5 cd 86.8 cd 445.6 b
S3V1B0 392.1 e 126.2 f 50.8 ef 86.7 cd 432.8 b
S3V1DPB 504.5 d 176.8 f 70.3 d 91.7 cd 440.3 b
S3V1PB 588.6 d 226.9 c 90.8 c 101.1 c 452.0 b
  1. B0, no biochar; DPB, 500 g m−2 date palm biochar and PB, 500 g m−2 pistachio biochar; V0, no vermicompost and V1, 1500 g m−2; S1, 100% water requirement; S2, 75% water requirement and S3, 50% water requirement; FW, fresh weight; DW, dry weight
  2. Different letters within each column are significantly different at P < 0.05 using the Duncan multiple range test