Recovery from inhibition of photosynthesis by metamitron in various plant species

Van Oorschot, J.L.P. and Van Leeuwen, P.H. (1979) Recovery from inhibition of photosynthesis by metamitron in various plant species. Weed Research, 19 (1). pp. 63-67.

[img] PDF - Published Version
Restricted to ICRISAT researchers only


Inhibition of photosynthesis by metamitron in the rooting medium and its subsequent recovery after transfer of the roots to herbicide-free nutrient solution was measured in eight plant species. Fast and complete recovery within a few hours after treatment showed that metamitron, once absorbed, was rapidly and completely inactivated in the leaves of sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.). Inactivation in perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) was slower and incomplete. It was low in Echinochloa crusgalli (L.) P.B., Amaranthus retroflexus L., Alopecurus myosuroides Huds. and bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.), and undetectable in maize (Zea mays L.) and Portulaca oleracea L. From the transpiration rate and the concentration of metamitron in the nutrient solution that just did not cause inhibition of photosynthesis in sugar beet, uptake and inactivation rates per unit leaf area were calculated to be at least 18·5 ng/cm2/h. The same external concentration markedly depressed photosynthesis in the other more susceptible species. After leaf sprays sugar beet plants gradually resumed the normal rate of photosynthesis, but bean plants did not recover.

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Centre for Agrobiological Research, P.O. Box 14,6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
Subjects: Atmosperic Science > Climatology
Plant Protection
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT-InfoSAT
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2012 05:50
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2012 05:50
Official URL:

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item