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Trends in Applied Sciences Research
  Year: 2019 | Volume: 14 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 98-105
DOI: 10.3923/tasr.2019.98.105
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Effect of Lantana Leaf Extract on Growth, Biochemical Aspects and Yield of Chickpea Plants

Mervat Sh. Sadak

Background and Objective: An effective technique for reducing chemical fertilizer used is allelopathy technique which improves production of different crops as well as weed control. So, this investigation was carried out to evaluate the allelopathic effect of lantana aqueous leaf extract on growth, some physiological aspects and yield of chickpea plant. Materials and Methods: A pot experiment was done at two winter successive seasons at the wire house of National Research Centre using various concentrations (5, 10, 15, 20 and 25% w/v) of aqueous leaf extract of lantana as seed soaking treatment on chickpea plant with factorial design experiment and different growth parameters such as number of pods/plant, weight of pods/plant (g), weight of seeds/plant (g) and 100 grains weight (g), proteins (%), carbohydrates (%), phenolics and flavonoids contents etc., were estimated. Results: Chemical composition of aqueous leaf extract showed higher contents of phenolics, flavonoids, carbohydrates and tannins contents. Soaking chickpea seeds in different concentrations of lantana aqueous leaf extract caused significant increases in different growth criteria. These effects were proportional to the extract concentration. Moreover, all different concentrations caused significant increases in photosynthetic pigments. Overall the growth parameters and photosynthetic pigments were increased with the increase in leaf extract concentration till 15% then different growth characters showed decline, but still greater than control plants so the most effective treatment was 15% as it gave the greatest increases in the studied growth parameters as compared with control plants. Conclusion: So, it is concluded that the maximum growth parameters, yields attributes and nutritional value of chickpea seeds were obtained in response to 15% of aqueous leaf extract of lantana.
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Mervat Sh. Sadak , 2019. Effect of Lantana Leaf Extract on Growth, Biochemical Aspects and Yield of Chickpea Plants. Trends in Applied Sciences Research, 14: 98-105.

DOI: 10.3923/tasr.2019.98.105






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