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Table 4 Effect of Ag/SiO2NC and Dithane M-45 on the 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 Straw yield/plant (g) Harvest index Mobilization index Crop index
Non-infected and untreated control 22.70 ± 1.03cb 1.51 ± 0.03a 2.10 ± 0.11b 0.60 ± 0.03 a
Infected and treated by Ag/SiO2NC 11.30 ± 1.21a 1.40 ± 0.06a 1.70 ± 0.04a 0.58 ± 0.03a
Infected and treated by Dithane M-45 30.20 ± 0.23d 1.84 ± 0.14c 2.40 ± 0.15c 0.65 ± 0.03c
Infected and untreated control 16.40 ± 0.14b 1.68 ± 0.06b 2.10 ± 0.11b 0.63 ± 0.14b
  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