Performance of colored cotton under irrigation water salinity and organic matter dosages

Patrícia dos Santos Nascimento, Lucylia Suzart Alves, Vital Pedro da Silva Paz


This work evaluated the development of colored cotton submitted to irrigation water of different salinity levels and organic matter doses from tanned manure. The experimental design was completely randomized in a 4 x 4 factorial scheme with 3 replications, totaling 48 experimental plots. The factors studied were 4 doses of organic matter (1, 4, 7 and 10%) and four levels of irrigation water salinity (0.26; 1, 2 and 4 dS m-1). The variables analyzed were plant height, stem diameter, number of leaves, number of fruits and fresh shoot mass. Significant effect of organic matter was observed on all studied variables, with a positive response on the increase of all variables as a function of increasing doses of organic matter. The isolated effect of salinity was significant for all parameters evaluated, except for the number of leaves, with significant reductions of 6.03; 3.27; 5.23; 6.94% in the parameters: plant height, stem diameter, number of fruits and shoot fresh weight respectively, for each unit increase of irrigation water salinity. The interaction between the variation sources studied had a significant effect only for fresh shoot mass, where the highest average for this parameter was observed at 10% organic matter dosage at irrigation water salinity level of 1.0 dS m-1.


fertilization, Gossypium hirsutum, saline stress


Revista Ambiente & Água. ISSN:1980-993X DOI:10.4136/1980-993X

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