Studies on Allelopathic Effect of Aqueous Leaf Extract of Putranjiva Roxburghii  Wall. on Seed Germination and Early Growth of Chickpea (Cicer Arietinum L.)

DOI: 10.18805/IJARe.A-5319    | Article Id: A-5319 | Page : 193-198
Citation :- Studies on Allelopathic Effect of Aqueous Leaf Extract of Putranjiva Roxburghii Wall. on Seed Germination and Early Growth of Chickpea (Cicer Arietinum L.).Indian Journal of Agricultural Research.2020.(54):193-198
Satyajit Oraon and Subrata Mondal submondal@rediffmail.com
Address : Department of Botany, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan-731 235, West Bengal, India.
Submitted Date : 24-06-2019
Accepted Date : 13-08-2019


The present study reveals the allelopathic effect of aqueous leaf extracts of Putranjiva roxburghii Wall. on seed germination and early growth stages of an economically important plant chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Aqueous leaf extracts at 0, 5, 10, 15, 25, 35, 50, 75 and 100% concentrations were applied to determine their effect on seed germination and early growth stages under laboratory conditions. Laboratory-based experiments with three replicates were used to arrange treatments accordingly. After 5 days of incubation the rate of seed germination, radicle length and hypocotyls length etc. of chickpea seeds were observed after treatment with aqueous leaf extracts. Highest inhibitory effect was noticed in 100% of aqueous leaf extract. Results indicated that the inhibitory effect was proportional to the concentration of the extracts. The water soluble leaf extracts contain allelochemicals, which inhibit the seed germination and reduced the early growth of chickpea.


Allelopathic effect Cicer arietinum L. Early growth stages Putranjiva roxburghii wall. Seed germination


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