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Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, volume 52 issue 6 (december 2018) : 671-675

Evaluation for performance of maize and rice on aqueous leaf extracts of Flemingia semialata Roxb. -underutilized legumes in Mizoram, India

Paul Lalremsang, B. Gopichand, Kalidas Upadhyaya
1Department of Forestry, School of Earth Sciences and Natural Resources Management, Mizoram University, Aizawl-796 004, Mizoram, India.
Cite article:- Lalremsang Paul, Gopichand B., Upadhyaya Kalidas (2018). Evaluation for performance of maize and rice on aqueous leaf extracts of Flemingia semialata Roxb. -underutilized legumes in Mizoram, India. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 52(6): 671-675. doi: 10.18805/IJARe.A-5024.
The allelopathic potential of aqueous leaf extracts of Flemingia semialata Roxb. a leguminous herbs was used to examined its effect on growth and yield of Zea mays L. and Oryza sativa L. at different concentrations in laboratory bioassays. The extracts show both inhibitory and stimulatory effect on the test crops. Significant stimulatory effects were observed in 50 and 75 per cent concentration for root length and 25 per cent for shoot length in maize. Stimulatory effect on the root length of rice were observed at lower concentrations, however inhibitory effect were observed on the shoot length whereby the inhibitory effect increases with increase in the concentration of extracts. The inhibitory effect on biomass yield was observed at lower concentration in maize but inhibitory effect was more pronounced in rice at higher concentrations. Aqueous leaf extract of Flemingia semialata Roxb. performed better in maize than in rice. 
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