International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences

International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences


International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 4
Influence of an invasive weed Chromolaena odorata on agricultural crops

Nivedita Ghayal, Meher Nirgundikar

To understand the influence of Chromolaena odorata on various agricultural crops number of studies have been assessed in this paper. Most of the researchers have found inhibitory effect of extracts of Chromolaena root, stem, leaf and inflorences on seed germination and seedling growth, root-shoot length and yield of various crops like maize, mustard, soyabean, mungbean, chickpea, Rice due to presence of more allelochemicals like alkaloids. Phenols, amino acids. Some researchers have found increase in crop yield like ragi, broccoli and okra due to presence of less allelochemicals.
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Nivedita Ghayal, Meher Nirgundikar. Influence of an invasive weed Chromolaena odorata on agricultural crops. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2020; 2(4): 472-477.