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Response of Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) at Various Growth Stages to Salt Stress

Keywords: Growth stages , NaCI salinity , barley

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A pot experiment was conducted during winter 1996-97, to determine the response of barely (Hordeum vulgare L.) at various growth stages to salt stress (0, 8, 12 and 16 dS m -1 NaCl). A progressive decrease occurred in all the growth and yield parameters with increasing soil salinity. Grain yield was reduced by 45.83% at higher salinity level as compared to control. Among the varieties, Jow-83 proved comparatively better than Jow-87. Salinity affected at all the growth stages but it was more pronounced at vegetative stage than flower initiation and grain filling stages.


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