Effects of concentrations of Brassica napus (L.) water extracts on the germination and growth of weed species

Aliki, H.M., Reade, J.P.H. and Back, M.A. (2014) Effects of concentrations of Brassica napus (L.) water extracts on the germination and growth of weed species. Allelopathy Journal, 34 (2). pp. 287-298.

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Abstract

Rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) contains allelochemicals that reduces the germination and growth of weed species. An in-vitro experiment was carried out to investigate the effects of different concentrationsof B. napus(L.) water extracts from leaves, stems, roots and flowers on the seed germination and seedling growth of Phalaris minor (Retz.), Convolvulus arvensis (L.) and Sorghum halepense (L.) weeds. All treatments significantly inhibited seed germination, root length, fresh root weight, shoot length and fresh shoot weight of all weed species over the control. The inhibitory effects were concentration dependent. Flower and stem water extracts were most inhibitory to seed germination and root length of all weed species. This work highlighted the allelopathic potential of B. napus extracts for the management of weeds.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Crop and Environment Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Darren Roberts
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2018 09:21
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2018 11:51
URI: http://hau.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/17128

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