International Journal of Botany Studies


ISSN: 2455-541X

Vol. 4, Issue 4 (2019)

Allelopathic effect of Beetroot (Beta vulgaris L) on germination and growth Zea mays and Vigna umbellate

Author(s): Omar Mahmoud al Zoubi, Abdel Rahman Al-Tawaha
Abstract: Laboratory and pot experiments were conducted to evaluate the allelopathic potential of Beetroot (Beta vulgaris L) on the germination and growth for both Zea mays and Vigna umbellate. Zea mays and Vigna umbellate were subjected to differentconcentrations (0, 1. 5. 10. and 15) of Beetroot (Beta vulgaris L) extract. Our results indicated that extracts from beetroot (Beta vulgaris L) greatly improved corn seed germination and growth at all concentrations when compared with a water control. In conclusion, the beetroot (Beta vulgaris L) extract can be used to improve the germination and growth of many crops such as Zea mays and Vigna umbellate.
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