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Journal of Agronomy
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 49-55
DOI: 10.3923/ja.2008.49.55
 
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Adverse Effect of Bermudagrass on Physiological and Growth Components of Cotton

P. Bouchagier, A. Efthimiadou, A. Katsileros, D. Bilalis and P. Efthimiadis

Abstract:
A two-year (2002/03 and 2003/04) experiment was conducted in the research site of the Agricultural University of Athens, Greece, to study the effects of Bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon L.) in several agronomic and physiological characteristics of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.). Effects on cotton depended on timing of weed influence. Bermudagrass reduced stomatal aperture, chlorophyll content and chlorophyll fluorescence of cotton plants. Growth of cotton was also significantly reduced. Maximum reduction was 41.7% for stem height, 62.0% for root dry matter, 61.9% for stem dry matter and 34.7% for stem diameter. Stomatal resistance, chlorophyll content and chlorophyll fluorescence are proposed as suitable indicators that in addition to agronomic characteristics can reliably be used to measure adverse effects caused to cotton due to Bermudagrass interference.
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How to cite this article:

P. Bouchagier, A. Efthimiadou, A. Katsileros, D. Bilalis and P. Efthimiadis, 2008. Adverse Effect of Bermudagrass on Physiological and Growth Components of Cotton. Journal of Agronomy, 7: 49-55.

DOI: 10.3923/ja.2008.49.55

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ja.2008.49.55

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