Effect of Different Concentrations of Aqueous Leaf Extracts of Some Plants on the Germination and Seedling Growth of Maize, Z. mays L. and Wheat (T. aestivum L.)

Authors

  • Rizwan Ali Khan Department of Forestry and NR, HNB Garhwal University
  • Kaiser Iqbal Department of Forestry and NR, HNB Garhwal University
  • Aatif Hussain Department of Forestry and NR, HNB Garhwal University
  • Showkat Azeem Department of Forestry and NR, HNB Garhwal University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/ije.v3i3.11085

Keywords:

Aqueous Leaf extracts, germination, seedling growth, Maize, wheat

Abstract

Allelopathic effect of aqueous leaf extract of three different species (eucalyptus, guava, and litchi) were used to investigate their effect on germination, shoot and root lengths of two food crops viz. Zea mays L. (Maize) and Triticum aestivum (Wheat). Mature fresh leaves of three species were crushed and soaked for 24h; the filtrates were diluted to make different concentrations (T1 = 0.5%, T2 = 1.0%, T3 = 1.5%, T4 = 2.0%, and T5 = 0.0%), and were used to investigate their effect on the tested crops. The aqueous leaf leachate of three species was found to have inhibitory effect on germination, shoot, and root elongation on the tested crops. Current study indicates that inhibitory effect was much more pronounced at higher concentrations, and the effect increased with the increase in concentration. Among trees, Eucalyptus has much more effect on the tested crops than other species.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ije.v3i3.11085

International Journal of Environment Vol.3(3) 2014: 264-274

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2014-09-13

How to Cite

Khan, R. A., Iqbal, K., Hussain, A., & Azeem, S. (2014). Effect of Different Concentrations of Aqueous Leaf Extracts of Some Plants on the Germination and Seedling Growth of Maize, Z. mays L. and Wheat (T. aestivum L.). International Journal of Environment, 3(3), 264–274. https://doi.org/10.3126/ije.v3i3.11085

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