Application of allelopathy in crop production

Farooq, Muhammad, Bajwa, Ali Ahsan, Cheema, Sardar A. and Cheema, Zahid A. (2013) Application of allelopathy in crop production. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology, 15 6: 1367-1378.

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Author Farooq, Muhammad
Bajwa, Ali Ahsan
Cheema, Sardar A.
Cheema, Zahid A.
Title Application of allelopathy in crop production
Journal name International Journal of Agriculture and Biology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1560-8530
Publication date 2013-01-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 15
Issue 6
Start page 1367
End page 1378
Total pages 12
Place of publication Faisalabad, Pakistan
Publisher Friends Science Publishers
Language eng
Abstract Increasing global population is a threat to food security and agricultural sustainability. Allelopathy has emerged as a pragmatic approach to solve multiple issues in modern agriculture. Multiple approaches including crop rotations, cover crops, intercropping, mulching, crop residue incorporation and water extracts application are being used to explore allelopathy for pest management, stress mitigation, and growth enhancement in crop production. Allelopathy offers natural control of weeds, insect-pests and diseases. Biosynthesis of secondary metabolites at higher rates and their role in stress signaling provides excellent defense against abiotic stresses. Allelochemicals exuded in plant rhizosphere improve nutrient acquisition through the processes of solublization, biological nitrification inhibition, chelation and selected retention. Allelochemicals promote growth at low concentration; however suppress the growth if applied at high concentration. Allelopathic water extracts of sorghum, brassica, sunflower, rice, wheat, maize and moringa improve crop growth when applied at low concentrations. In this manuscript, potential application of the allelopathic phenomenon in crop production is discussed. If wisely planned, use of this phenomenon is quite effective in managing agricultural pests and improving the productivity of agricultural systems.
Keyword Allelopathy
Crop production
Growth promoter
Low concentration
Secondary metabolite
Sustainable weed management
Water extract
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
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