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Table 3 The effect of irrigation levels (I1 = 100%, I2 = 85% and I3 = 70% ETc) and kaolin application (K1 = 0%, K2 = 3% and K3 = 6%) and cultivars (Golab and Shafi Abadi) on fruit yield, yield efficiency (YE) and water use efficiency (WUE)

From: Effects of deficit irrigation and kaolin application on vegetative growth and fruit traits of two early ripening apple cultivars

Treatments Yield (kg tree−1) YE (kg cm−2) WUE (kg yield m−3 water)
Irrigation (I) ** ** **
 I1 26.72c 0.076b 2.22c
 I2 47.16a 0.136a 4.72a
 I3 32.83b 0.122a 4.09b
Kaolin (K) ns ** ns
 K1 36.66a 0.143a 3.84a
 K2 36.61a 0.097b 3.71a
 K3 33.44a 0.094b 3.49a
Cultivar (CV) ** ** **
Golab 43.70a 0.128a 4.54a
Shafi Abadi 27.44b 0.095b 2.82b
Interactions
 I × K * ** *
 I × CV ** * **
 K × CV ** * *
 I × K × CV * ns *
  1. Means within each column for each treatment followed by the same letter are not significantly different at P ≤ 0.05 level
  2. ns not significant
  3. * and ** showing significant effects at 5% and 1% level by Duncan test