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Allelopathic Effects of Lantana camara on Seed Growth behaviour of Wheat (Triticum aestivum) and Mustard (Brassica campestris)

Author Affiliations

  • 1Tree Biology Laboratory, Department of Botany, HNBGU Campus Badsahithaul Tehri, Tehri Garhwal (UK) -249199 India
  • 2Tree Biology Laboratory, Department of Botany, HNBGU Campus Badsahithaul Tehri, Tehri Garhwal (UK) -249199 India
  • 3Tree Biology Laboratory, Department of Botany, HNBGU Campus Badsahithaul Tehri, Tehri Garhwal (UK) -249199 India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 5, Issue (12), Pages 43-48, December,10 (2016)


Lantana camara have been selected for present study to investigate their allelopathic effects on wheat and mustard. Seeds of the applied crops treated with different concentration of leaf aqueous extract viz. 2%,4%,6% & 8% and its allelopathic effects on different parameters i.e. seed germination, mortality percentage and seedling growth have been observed. Study showed that the higher concentration of L.camara leaf aqueous caused more deleterious effects and reduced the growth rate of treated seeds than the lower concentration in all the observed parameters. Lantana is a major weed with the potential to spread to all medium rainfall rangeland and agricultural areas. Lanana can produce serious allergic problem in human beings and posses a potential risk to most agricultural areas.


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