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  1. Vol. 56 No. 4, p. 420-423
    Received: Feb 6, 1964

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Influence of Soil Moisture on Leaf Color and Foliage Volume of Beans Grown under Greenhouse Conditions1

  1. R. D. Burman and
  2. L. I. Painter2



The color of small new bean leaves was observed to change with increasing soil-moisture tension. The character of the color change was different for various stages of growth and was greatest when the plants were in the seedling stage. Plant growth-rate as indicated by the measurement of foliage volume of intact plants was depressed as soil-moisture diminished and leaf color became darker.

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