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  1. Vol. 59 No. 2, p. 139-142
    Received: Aug 1, 1966

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Water Use, Stomatal Action, and Transpiration Unaffected by Atrazine1

  1. J. E. Pallas and
  2. A. R. Bertrand2



The effects of soil-applied atrazine (2-chloro-4-ethylamino-6-isopropylamino-s-triazine) on water use, stomatal activity, and yield of a hybrid and an open-pollinated variety of corn were studied in the field. The studies were conducted in Cecil sandy loam soil using two moisture regimes, irrigated and simulated drought (plastic-covered soil).

Irrigated corn had significantly higher yields, lower water use efficiency, and higher stomatal activity than the nonirrigated corn.

The hybrid yielded more and was a more efficient user of water than the open-pollinated variety.

Atrazine did not significantly affect yield, water use efficiency, or stomatal activity of corn under the experimental conditions.

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