Allelopathic potential of Euphorbia helioscopia L. against wheat (Triticum aestivum L.), chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) and lentil (Lens culinaris Medic.)

Tanveer, Asif and Rehman, Aqeel and Javaid, M.M. and Abbas, R.N. and Sibtain, Muhammad and Ahmad, Azraf Ul Haq and Ibin-I-Zamir, M.S. and Chaudhary, K.M. and Aziz, Ahsan (2010) Allelopathic potential of Euphorbia helioscopia L. against wheat (Triticum aestivum L.), chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) and lentil (Lens culinaris Medic.). Turkish Journal of Agriculture & Forestry, 34 (1). 75 - 81.

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Abstract

Studies investigating the allelopathic effect of root, stem, leaf, and fruit water extracts and infested soil of Euphorbia helioscopia L. on the seed germination and seedling growth of wheat, chickpea, and lentil were conducted in a completely randomized design with 4 replications. Water extracts of root, stem, leaf, and fruit were prepared by soaking dried plant parts of E. helioscopia in water (1:20 w/v) for a period of 24 h. Seedling emergence, seedling vigor index, and total dry weight of wheat, chickpea, and lentil seedlings were significantly reduced when these crops were grown in soil taken from an E. helioscopia infested field compared to soil collected from an area free of any vegetation. E. helioscopia infested soil also significantly decreased the root length of wheat and lentil, and shoot length of lentil compared to the control soil. Water extracts of various organs of E. helioscopia significantly decreased the seedling vigor index and growth of test crops. Leaf extract h

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: EUPHORBIA, CHICKPEA, LENTILS, CROPS — Genetics, PLANT genetics, PLANT-water relationships, WATER in agriculture, Allelopathy, chickpea Euphorbia helioscopia, germination/seedling growth, lentil, wheat
Subjects: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry > Biochemistry
Social Sciences > Plant Physiology and Biochemistry > Biochemistry
Divisions: Chickpea
Depositing User: Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2010 04:43
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2011 19:45
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3906/tar-0903-53
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/154

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