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Table 19 Effect of benzoic, t-cinnamic and salicylic acids on seed yield, biological yield and its related characters of flax plants grown under sandy soil conditions (data are means of two successive seasons)

From: Comparative studies on the role of benzoic, t-cinnamic, and salicylic acids on growth, some biochemical aspects, and yield of three flax cultivars grown under sandy soil conditions

Treatments Plant height (cm) Fruiting zone length (cm) Technical length (cm) Biol. yield/plant (g) No. of branches/plant No. of capsules/plant Seed yield/plant (g) 1000 Seeds wt. (g) Biol. yield (ton/fed) Seed yield (kg/fed) Seed yield (kg/fed) Oil% Carbo %
Control 68.11 22.78 45.33 5.73 10.89 33.66 1.85 6.78 2.143 391.20 82.90 21.19 27.32
Benzoic acid 50 79.56 25.45 54.11 12.49 13.89 52.78 2.72 7.76 2.693 475.20 107.35 22.59 29.52
75 87.11 33.67 53.44 17.01 20.78 101.70 5.55 9.45 3.683 627.73 157.50 25.09 30.93
100 82.67 29.67 53.00 12.05 14.78 90.55 4.21 8.55 3.353 544.16 131.36 24.14 30.93
t-Cinnamic acid 50 74.44 27.33 47.11 6.59 9.29 37.33 2.10 8.00 2.767 543.07 124.31 22.89 29.24
75 87.22 35.22 52.00 16.48 21.00 91.00 5.15 8.67 3.853 655.19 160.78 24.54 30.32
100 78.00 30.78 47.22 12.61 15.44 78.33 3.72 8.29 3.380 627.87 77.29 12.31 29.40
Salicylic acid 50 80.67 29.33 51.34 11.90 11.67 57.33 3.27 7.55 2.910 553.39 128.22 23.17 30.19
75 82.33 33.55 48.78 15.32 17.78 92.00 4.14 8.52 3.493 664.00 81.94 12.34 30.85
100 88.66 36.89 51.77 15.98 19.22 79.78 6.09 8.81 3.880 723.73 175.72 24.28 30.31
LSD 0.05 3.15 2.55 3.05 0.37 2.17 4.15 0.18 0.13 0.330 22.17 7.53 0.34 0.38