WATER-USE EFFICIENCY OF SOME VARIETIES OF WHEAT, OATS, BARLEY, AND FLAX GROWN IN THE GREENHOUSE

C. H. Anderson, D. W. L. Read
1966 Canadian Journal of Plant Science  
The water-use efficiency * ,-'rtuJilll$n * wheat, oats, barley, and flax was studied in the greenhouse. IJndcr a controlled moisture regime provided by self-irrigating pots, Victory oats required signilicantly less water per pound of dry matter and grain produced than did the varicty Ajax; likervise Hannchen barley r'vas significantly superior to the variety Compana. Thatcher and Lake wheat did not differ in water-use elficiencv: neither did Titan and Iubilee barley (6-rorvt nor llarine and
more » ... nor llarine and Norland flix. Fertilizer terrded to irirprove wate-r-use elficiency for aII crops, but the differences rvere significant for the 2-rorv barleys only.
doi:10.4141/cjps66-063 fatcat:4o6xtkpscbd5vezakegmabzmem