Allopathic effect of Ficus carica L. against Triticum aestivum L., Zea mays L., Lactuca sativa L. and Trifolium repens L
Pure and Applied Biology
The current study was conducted with the aim to test the allelopathic influence of Ficus carica L. against four different crop species i.e. Triticum aestivum L., Zea mays L. Lactuca sativa L., Trifolium repens L. the plant parts i.e. leaves and bark were collected and shade dried at room temperature. The data were recorded in term of percent germination, radicle and plumule length, fresh and dry weight and moisture contents of the species. The maximum inhibitions were recorded for higher
... d for higher concentration 10gm/100ml at longer soaking duration 72 hrs. Bark showed robust potential as compared with leaves. The highest reduction in term of germination was recorded as (57.89%, 56.57%, 46.77%) and (38.57%) for higher concentration 10gm/100ml at longer soaking duration 72 hrs. In T. repens, T. aestivum, L. sativa and Z. mays respectively. In case of radicle and plumule length the same concentration a same soaking duration showed (76.84%, 75.24%, 63.98%) and (81.18%) and (81.30, 75.84, 62.82) and (74.49) in T. aestivum, Z. mays, L. sativa and T. repens respectively. In term of fresh and dry weight the reduction was recorded as (82.73, 78.06, 53.16%) and (18.92%) and (69.13%, 52.48%, 35. 44%) and (28.60%) in T. repens, L. sativa, T. aestivum and Z. mays respectively. The robust inhibition was recorded for moisture content as (71.45%, 52.39%, 36.08%) and (30.27%) in T. repens, L. sativa, T. aestivum and Z. mays respectively. The results concluded that certain compounds present in the plant which required further explorations for the isolation of active ingredients which may triggered inhibition.