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Research Article

Green Fodder Production and Water Use Efficiency of Some Forage Crops under Hydroponic Conditions

Table 2

Water use and water use efficiency of barley cultivars grown under hydroponic conditions.

CropTotal water useWater use efficiency
Liters/tray Liters/kg fresh matter Kg fresh matter/m3 Kg dry matter/m3

Alfalfa 6.4 a 1.92 a 521 c 43 b
Barley5.3 b1.55 c645 a110 a
Cowpea5.9 a1.58 c633 a95 a
Sorghum4.3 c1.71 b585 b111 a
Wheat4.1 c1.80 b552 b97 a

*Means for each trait of hydroponic barley followed by the same letter are not significantly different at 𝑃 0 . 0 5 according to the least significant difference (LSD) test.

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