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2011 (Vol. 3, Issue: 3)
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Allelopathic Potential of Common Mallow (Malva sylvestris) on the Germination and the Initial Growth of Tomato, Cucumber and Cress

Seyed Morteza Zahedi and Naser Alemzadeh Ansari
Corresponding Author:  Seyed Morteza Zahedi 

Key words:  Allelopathy, aqueous extract, Common Mallow, germination, , ,
Vol. 3 , (3): 235-241
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2011 April, 21 2011 May, 20 2011 May, 25

Allelopathic substances produced from weeds, reduce the activity and metabolic in nearby plant with regard to the variety and abundance of Common Mallow weeds in farms and also the importance of cress, cucumber and tomato as the main vegetables, the present study was conducted to determine the effects of Common Mallow weeds aqueous extract allelopathic on the cress, cucumber and tomato seeds germination indices. This study was done in a completely randomized design with 3 replications in the faculty of agriculture of Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz in 2010. Sample treatment included various extract levels with a concentration of 2.5, 5, 7.5 and 10% and distilled water as a control treatment. In order to find the germination indices, the length and dry weight of plumulue and radicle are defined on the basis of International Seed Testing Association. The results showed that Common Mallow weeds aqueous extract has allelopathic deterrent effect on the germination percentage and germination rate of tomato, cucumber and cress seeds, as with increasing the concentration of Common Mallow extract reduce radicle length, plumule length, fresh weight and dry weight of radicle and plumule in various plants. The effect of allelopathic materials on the traits measured in tomato was more than that in cress and cucumber.
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Seyed Morteza Zahedi and Naser Alemzadeh Ansari, 2011. Allelopathic Potential of Common Mallow (Malva sylvestris) on the Germination and the Initial Growth of Tomato, Cucumber and Cress.  Asian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 3(3): 235-241.
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