IMPACT OF IRRIGATION REGIME AND APPLICATION OF KAOLIN ON THE STOMATAL CONDUCTANCE AND LEAF WATER POTENTIAL OF PEPPER AND TOMATO
The effect of different irrigation regimes and the application of kaolin on stomatal conductance and leaf water potential of pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) and tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.), is discussed in the paper.The experiment was set up by a completely randomized block system with three replications. The peppers were observed in three, and tomatoes in two treatments of irrigation regimes. The kaolin treatments of both crops were: a) control without kaolin (C) and 5% kaolin suspension (K).
The results of these studies show that the application of deficit irrigation treatments and kaolin treatment have no statistically significant effect on stomatal conductance and leaf water potential of pepper and tomato plants.