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Allelopathic potential of mexican sunflower [tithonia diversifolia (hemsl) a. Gray] on germination and growth of cowpea seedlings (vigna sinensis l.)

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dc.contributor.author Musyimi, DM
dc.contributor.author Okelo, LO
dc.contributor.author Okello, VS
dc.contributor.author Sikuku, PS
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-31T05:59:18Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-31T05:59:18Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.maseno.ac.ke/handle/123456789/330
dc.description.abstract Invasive plant species when introduced into new environments may result into a number of ecological problems (Howard et al., 2000). They may influence other species through pathways such as allelopathy or phytotoxicity (Samuel et al., 2005; Imeokpara and Okusanya, 1994; Ayeni et al., 1997). Allelopathy is the inhibitory or stimulatory effect of a plant on another by chemicals released from the donor plant to the environment (Taiwo and Makinde, 2005; Bano et al., 2012). Allelopathy is a process by which plants release chemical compounds in their vicinity (Rice, 1984). Studies have shown that different plant parts release toxic metabolites into the soil that affect adversely germination and growth of plants (Kumar et al., 2008). The importance of allelochemicals in agro-ecosystem has attracted the attention of numerous scientists (Otusanya and Ilori, 2014; Pukclai and Kato … en_US
dc.title Allelopathic potential of mexican sunflower [tithonia diversifolia (hemsl) a. Gray] on germination and growth of cowpea seedlings (vigna sinensis l.) en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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