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Table 3 Effect of Ag/SiO2NC and Dithane M-45 on yield and yield components of faba bean plants

From: Antifungal activity of silver/silicon dioxide nanocomposite on the response of faba bean plants (Vicia faba L.) infected by Botrytis cinerea

Treatmentsa No. of pods/plant No. of seeds/pod Seed biomass (g) Pod biomass (g) 100 seeds wt (g) Seed yield/plant (g)
Fresh Dry Fresh Dry
Non-infected and untreated control 9.50 ± 0.92cb 3.60 ± 0.29c 0.93 ± 0.03a 0.81 ± 0.01a 4.10 ± 1.43c 3.60 ± 0.14b 96.45 ± 2.11b 34.20 ± 0.13c
Infected and treated by Ag/SiO2NC 6.30 ± 1.25a 2.50 ± 0.08a 1.40 ± 0.03b 1.20 ± 0.05b 2.60 ± 1.05a 2.10 ± 0.03a 76.20 ± 1.45a 15.75 ± 0.59a
Infected and treated by Dithane M-45 10.50 ± 1.31d 5.30 ± 0.36d 1.80 ± 0.06c 1.70 ± 0.05c 5.10 ± 0.99d 4.40 ± 0.06c 101.00 ± 1.13c 55.65 ± 0.04d
Infected and untreated control 8.10 ± 0.22b 3.40 ± 0.17b 0.87 ± 0.03a 0.80 ± 0.07a 3.20 ± 0.67b 3.60 ± 0.16b 95.10 ± 2.03b 27.54 ± 1.44b
  1. aThe treatments including control, infected plants, Ag/SiO2NC, Dithane M-45
  2. bValues within each column, means ± SE (n = 9) followed by a similar letter are not significantly different at p ≤ 0.05 using Tukey–Kramer HSD test