The objective is to use statistical evidence from the rye seeds to help determine whether different nutrients medium affect plant growth. The rye seeds will be analyzed by determining the shoot biomass and shoot length for each of the five treatments (1) control: full nutrient complement; (2) Nitrogen deficient (full complement minus N); (3) Phosphorus deficient (full complement minus P); (4) Potassium deficient (full complement minus K) and (5) water. The factors, shoot biomass and length that are determined will be significant for finding the cause of length.
Based on the background information, one can hypothesize that there would be a significant difference between the shoot lengths and biomass promoting poor plant growth. If the…show more content… Each treatment number represented a specific treatment, treatment 1 was the control, treatment 2 was the N-deficient, treatment 3 was he P-deficient, treatment 4 was the K-deficient and treatment 5 was the water treatment. Starting from the bottom of the container there were several layers; folded paper towels, cotton, another layer of folded paper towels, 30 mL of the treatment, evenly spread 10 mL of rye seeds, folded paper towels and 20 mL of the same treatment. The containers were placed under the fluorescent light for two weeks. After two weeks, using the dissecting probe remove 20 plants from the middle, left and right corners from each growth container. The seed and root was removed using scissors, leaving the shoot behind. The shoot was then placed on the scale and weighed for shoot biomass, in milligrams, which was converted to grams by multiplying 1000, and the shoot length was recorded in centimeters. The shoot’s biomass and length were transferred to the Data Sheet and to a table on Excel. Two individual graphs, shoot’s biomass and length, were made on Excel after calculating the statistical data.
The characteristic of shoot length and biomass of rye seeds in each treatment were compared and analyzed. It is apparent, from Table 1 that the comparison of the shoot and shoot length varies among the four t-tests. The nitrogen deficient, phosphorous deficient, potassium deficient and water were the four t-tests compared to a control treatment, with all