Treatment | Apple^{z} | Pear^{z} | ||
---|---|---|---|---|

2014 | 2015 | 2014 | 2015 | |

Water (control) | 22.8a | 26.4a | 26.2a | 20.1a |

Sil-MATRIX (10 ml liter of water) | 35.3b | 38.1b | 34.8b | 31.2b |

Salicylaldehyde | 23.7a | 23.9a | 24.2a | 18.7a |

Fossil (10 ml liter of water) | 36.0b | 35.2b | 35.0b | 32.8bc |

Sirius (10 ml liter of water) | 36.5b | 39.0b | 35.6b | 34.6bc |

Rigel (3 ml liter of water) | 33.5b | 37.2b | 33.3b | 35.5c |

Topas (1.5 ml liter of water) | 20.1a | 24.1a | 22.8a | 19.5a |

Treatment | 0.001 | 0.001 | 0.001 | 0.001 |

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^{z}Mean of ten randomized complete blocks with one tree per block. Ten leaves per tree were randomly selected throughout the crown for Si analysis.Note: Lowercase letters indicate significant differences between means for each evaluation date by Tukey highly significance test (

*P*= 0.05).