Follow
International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS)
IJCMAS is now DOI (CrossRef) registered Research Journal. The DOIs are assigned to all published IJCMAS Articles.
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2015 - IJCMAS--ICV 2015: 85.95 For more details click here
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) : NAAS Score: *5.38 (2017) [Effective from January 1, 2017]For more details click here
Indexed in



National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS)
NAAS Score: *5.38 (2017)
[Effective from January 1, 2017]
For more details click here

ICV 2015: 85.95
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2015 - IJCMAS--ICV 2015: 85.95
For more details click here
journals IJCMAS
See Guidelines to Authors
Current Issues

Original Research Articles

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
Email : editorijcmas@gmail.com / submit@ijcmas.com
Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2015: 85.95
NAAS RATING 2017: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(3): 2248-2255
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.603.257


Allelopathic Potential of Mesua ferrea L. and Schima wallichi Reinw. ex Blume Leaf Extracts on Seedling Growth of Maize (Zea mays L.)
Paul Lalremsang*, C. Remlalpeka, Kalidas Upadhyaya and B. Gopichand
Department of Forestry, School of Earth Sciences and Natural Resources Management, Mizoram University, Post Box-190, Tanhril, Aizawl-796009, Mizoram, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Introduction of multipurpose trees plays an important role in agroforestry systems. It enriches the soil by providing soil cover thus providing habitat for soil flora and fauna. However, integration of trees with various crops needs to be evaluated for its allelopathic potential before its introduction into agroforestry system. The allelopathic potential of leaf extracts of Mesua ferrea and Schima wallichi was evaluated to examine its effect on the growth of Maize in laboratory bioassay as well as in pot culture. Fresh leaves of M. ferrea and S. wallichi were collected and the leaves were air dried for one week. The air dried leaves were ground and different concentrations (20%, 40%, 60% and 100%) were prepared and compared with distilled water used as control (T0). Results showed an inhibitory effect with an increase in the concentration of both the leaf extracts. Highest inhibitory effect on root (92.71) and shoot (86.36) length was observed in T4 and T3 for S. wallichi leaf extracts and highest inhibitory effect on root (75.95) and shoot (70.06) length was observed in T4 for M. ferrea leaf extracts when compared to control (T0).


Keywords: Allelopathy, Leaf extracts, Mesua ferrea, Schima wallichi.
Download this article as Download

How to cite this article:

Paul Lalremsang, C. Remlalpeka, Kalidas Upadhyaya and Gopichand, B. 2017. Allelopathic Potential of Mesua ferrea L. and Schima wallichi Reinw. ex Blume Leaf Extracts on Seedling Growth of Maize (Zea mays L.).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(3): 2248-2255. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.603.257