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Thresholds for chickpea leaf expansion and transpiration response to soil water deficit

, : Thresholds for chickpea leaf expansion and transpiration response to soil water deficit. Field Crops Research 68(3): 205-210

This study determined the thresholds (the onset of decline) for leaf expansion (C<sub>L</sub>) and transpiration (C<sub>T</sub>) responses to soil water deficit in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) and evaluated their importance to crop performance under rainfed conditions using a chickpea simulation model in two contrasting locations. Two pot experiments were conducted to determine the thresholds during a drying cycle, when plant responses were monitored as the soil dried progressively.


DOI: 10.1016/s0378-4290(00)00122-2

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