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Table 6 Effect of ZnO or nano ZnO different concentrations (0, 20, 40, and 60 mg/l) on yield and yield components of flax plant under sandy soil (data are means of two seasons)

From: Zinc-oxide and nano ZnO oxide effects on growth, some biochemical aspects, yield quantity, and quality of flax (Linum uitatissimum L.) in absence and presence of compost under sandy soil

Yield characters Conc (mg/L)
ZnO Nano ZnO LSD at 0.05
Control 20 40 60 20 40 60
Technical shoot length (cm) 43.00 49.67 52.67 54.50 46.17 51.67 45.50 3.02
Fruiting zone length (cm) 16.67 17.67 18.00 16.67 15.50 21.67 19.83 2.33
Plant height (cm) 59.67 67.33 70.67 71.17 61.67 73.33 65.33 3.67
No of Fruiting branches/plant 6.67 10.17 10.33 8.00 10.67 8.67 11.50 1.43
No of capsules/plant 21.33 28.00 28.83 26.17 36.00 41.67 50.17 3.55
Biological yield/plant (g) 1.24 2.03 2.64 1.65 2.37 2.92 2.72 0.34
Seed yield/plant (g) 0.51 1.02 1.19 1.16 0.82 1.11 1.10 0.12
Straw yield/plant (g) 0.73 1.01 1.45 0.50 1.55 1.81 1.62 0.32
1000 seeds wt. (g) 6.56 7.21 7.83 8.32 7.52 8.12 8.87 0.20
Oil % 31.20 33.12 34.68 35.13 33.94 35.28 36.14 0.34
Seed yield (kg/fed) 314.06 430.20 487.20 527.20 421.20 571.40 634.34 5.25
Oil yield (kg/fed) 97.99 142.63 168.84 185.25 142.88 201.26 229.04 2.28
Biological yield (kg/fed) 1284.20 2118.25 2592.10 3317.40 2309.95 3488.70 3681.55 7.54
Straw yield (kg/fed) 970.14 1688.05 2104.90 2790.20 1888.75 2917.30 3047.21 7.65