Growth Response of Three Leafy Vegetables to the Allelopathic Effect of Vitellaria paradoxa

  • Olamide O. FOLARIN University of Ilorin, Faculty of Life Science, Department of Plant Biology, PMB 1515, Ilorin (NG)
  • Clement O. OGUNKUNLE University of Ilorin, Faculty of Life Science, Department of Plant Biology, PMB 1515, Ilorin (NG)
  • Stephen O. OYEDEJI University of Ilorin, Faculty of Life Science, Department of Plant Biology, PMB 1515, Ilorin (NG)
  • Saheed KOLAWOLE Federal University of Kasere, Faculty of Science, Department of Biological Science, PMB 0182, Gombe (NG)
Keywords: Amaranthus cruentus; Amaranthus hypochodriacu; Celosia argentea; growth parameters; Vitellaria paradoxa; weed control

Abstract

This study was conducted to evaluate the growth response of three leafy vegetables (Celosia argentea, Amaranthus cruentus and Amaranthus hypochodriacus) to the leaf extract of Vitellaria paradoxa. Forty-five (45) experimental plastic containers were filled with 5 kg of loamy soil each and randomly allocated to the following regimes: control, 20 g, 40 g, 60 g and 80 g of powdered leaves of V. paradoxa, in three (3) replicates for each test crop respectively. It was observed that the response of the three leafy vegetables, grown within different composition of V. paradoxa leaves, are concentration dependent with respect to the studied growth parameters (plant height, leaf number, leaf area, stem girth). This indicated that V. paradoxa has allelopathic potential on the studied vegetables and therefore it could be used for natural weed control.

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2015-12-13
How to Cite
FOLARIN, O. O., OGUNKUNLE, C. O., OYEDEJI, S. O., & KOLAWOLE, S. (2015). Growth Response of Three Leafy Vegetables to the Allelopathic Effect of Vitellaria paradoxa. Notulae Scientia Biologicae, 7(4), 460-463. https://doi.org/10.15835/nsb749666
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DOI: 10.15835/nsb749666