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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2010 | Volume: 13 | Issue: 21 | Page No.: 1030-1035
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2010.1030.1035
 
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Preliminary Studies on Allelopatic Effect of Some Woody Plants on Seed Germination of Rye-Grass and Tall Fescue

H. Arouiee, T. Nazdar and A. Mousavi

Abstract:
In order to investigation of allelopathic effects of some ornamental trees on seed germination of rye-grass (Lolium prenne) and tall fescue (Festuca arundinaceae), this experiment was conducted in a randomized complete block design with 3 replicates at the laboratory of Horticultural Sciences Department of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, during 2008. In this research, we studied the effect of aqueous and hydro-alcoholic extracts of Afghanistan pine (Pinus eldarica), arizona cypress (Cupressus arizonica), black locust (Robinia psedue acacia) and box elder (Acer negundo) leaves that prepared in 1:5 ratio on seed germination percent and rate for two grasses. The results showed that all extracts decreased statistically seed germination in compared to control treatment. The highest germination percentage and germination rate of tested grass detected in control treatment. Hydro-alcoholic extracts of all woody plants (15, 30%) were completely inhibited seed germination of rye-grass and tall fescue. Also aqueous extract of arizona cypress was completely inhibited seed germination of tall fescue and had more inhibitory activity than other aqueous extracts on rye-grass. Between aqueous extracts, the highest and lowest seed germination of rye-grass was found in Afghanistan pine and arizona cypress, respectively.
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How to cite this article:

H. Arouiee, T. Nazdar and A. Mousavi, 2010. Preliminary Studies on Allelopatic Effect of Some Woody Plants on Seed Germination of Rye-Grass and Tall Fescue. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 13: 1030-1035.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2010.1030.1035

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2010.1030.1035

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