Carbohydrate analyses were conducted only on 0-d recovery treatments.
For example, shoot dry matter for the 8-DAP, 0-, and 10-d recovery harvest and the 21-DAP, 0-d recovery harvest reflect total shoot dry matter; that is, all tissue above the root cut-off accumulated from time of planting.
These interactions are clearly seen in data presented in Tables 3 and 4 where relative changes in shoot and root dry matter accumulation are much greater for plants flooded under high irradiance than those flooded under low irradiance, with the exception of roots of 8- and 31-DAP plants at 0-d recovery.
The relative rate of shoot dry matter accumulation shown in Table 3 was clearly reduced in response to flooding in all harvests except the 8-DAP, 0-d recovery treatment.
Interpretation of 31-DAP root dry matter response at 0-d recovery is complicated since root dry matter normally declines sharply following cutting and initiation of shoot regrowth.