Wheat yield, drought and the role of antitranspirants
A study showing that antitranspirant sprays can increase yield if applied at the correct growth stage.
Year of Publication2010
Research at Harper Adams has shown that, despite reducing photosynthesis at the time, antitranspirant sprays applied at the flag leaf stage just before booting can increase yield by up to 40% in drought conditions, a finding of particular significance for growers in drought-prone countries.
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