Studies on competition between Setaria anceps and Eleusine indica

Hawton, D. and Drennan, D.S.H. (1980) Studies on competition between Setaria anceps and Eleusine indica. Weed Research, 20 (4). pp. 211-215.

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Experiments were conducted at Kairi. Queensland. Australia on the competitive effects or Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn. on Setaria anceps Stapf. ev. Nandi. In one experiment S, anceps top dry weights and seed yields were reduced to a similar extent by 20, 40. 80 or 164 (unthinned) E. indica plants/m2. Similarly, the dry matter yields from populations of 20–164 plants/m2 of E. indica did not differ significantly. Varying the density of S. anceps from 6 to 9.3 plants/m2 had little effect on the yield of either species. The mean production of E. indica seed was 1968 kg/ha or approximately 5.3 109 seeds/ha. In two experiments where equal populations of both species were planted at varying times in relation to each other the above ground dry matter yield of S. anceps was not significantly affected when E. indica emerged 2 weeks or later than S. anceps. This was true whether the S. anceps was planted in rows or uniformly throughout the plot. Ina third, similar experiment S. anceps top dry matter was significantly reduced by 21% when the E. indica emerged 2 weeks after the crop. In a time of weeding experiment, removal of E. indica for the first 13 days after planting was sufficient to prevent a significant reduction in S. anceps top dry matter and seed yields. In this experiment the two species were shown to be mutually exclusive

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Queensland Department of Primary Industry, P.O. Box 254, Atherton, 4883, Australia
Subjects: Environmental Science
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 08 May 2012 06:30
Last Modified: 08 May 2012 06:30
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