Ebrahim Fani1, Payman Hassibi1, Mousa Meskarbashee1, Khosro Mehdi Khanlou1, Seyed Abdolreza Seyedahmadi2
1 Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding, Faculty of Agriculture, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran
2 Agronomy Management Agriculture Organization of Khuzestan Province, Iran
Fani, E., Hassibi, P., Meskarbashee, M., Khanlou, K. M., & Seyedahmadi, S. A. (2019).Effect of drought stress and silica spraying on some physiological and functional traits of canola cultivars. Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science, 25(1), 62–66
This experiment was designed with the aim of evaluation of the effect of silica spraying on physiological and functional reactions of canola cultivars under drought stress conditions during stages of stem elongation to flowering, podding and filling the grains in field conditions during the 2016-2017 season. The factors studied included different canola cultivars: Hyola 401 (V1), Agamax (V2), Jacamo (V3) and Jerry (V4); drought stress levels D1(normal irrigation), D2 (high stress conditions in stage of stem elongation to flowering), D3 (high stress conditions in stage of flowering, D4 (high stress conditions in stage of podding, D5 (high stress conditions in stage of grain filling) and spraying levels 0 (S0) and 30 mM (S1). Silica spraying has a positive effect on the amount of proline in drought stress conditions. The highest and the lowest amount of proline were observed in D3S1 (24.38 mg g-1 FW) and D1S0 (12.85 mg g-1 FW), respectively. The results showed that silica spraying improved the ability of canola cultivars to respond to drought stress by increasing physiological and functional traits.