New Developments in Allelopathy Research


Julia E. Price (Editor)

Series: Botanical Research and Practices
BISAC: SCI011000

Allelopathy refers to the beneficial or harmful effects of one plant on another, including both crop and weed species. Mushrooms is one such example which provides various effects to their curcumjacent plants by releasing allelochemicals. The authors’ of this book examine the allelopathy of mushrooms and showed that all mushrooms have allelopathic activity without exception. Furthermore, rice, barley, wheat, rye, sorghum and sunflower are known to be allelopathic crops. The authors focus on buckwheat in particular, to determine whether or not it is allelopathic as well. Other chapters examine the allelopathic effects of macrophytes in subtropical shallow lakes; and the invasive potential of parthenium weed, a herbaceous plant, and one that has now invaded over 44 countries worldwide, having an impact upon both crop and pasture production, natural community biodiversity and human and animal health.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1
Allelopathy of Mushrooms
(Hiroshi Araya, Graduate School of Agriculture, Meiji University, Higashimita, Tama-ku, Kawasaki, Japan)

Chapter 2
Is Growing Buckwheat Allelopathic?
(Aurélie Gfeller and Judith Wirth, Agroscope, Institute for Plant Production Sciences IPS, Research division: Plant protection for field crops and viticulture/oenology, Research group: Herbology in field crops and viticulture, Nyon, Switzerland)

Chapter 3
Overcoming the Autotoxic Effects in Hydroponic Strawberry by Amino Acids Supplementation on Leaves and Electro-Degradation of Nutrient Solution
(Md. Fuad Mondal, Md. Asaduzzaman, and Toshiki Asao, Department of Agriculture, Faculty of Life and Environmental Science, Shimane University, Kamihonjo, Matsue, Shimane, Japan, and others)

Chapter 4
Allelopathy of Globally Successful Invader Conyza canadensis L.
(L. Djurdjević, P. Pavlović, G. Gajić and M. Mitrović, Institute for biological research Siniša Stanković, University of Belgrade, Serbia)

Chapter 5
Allelopathic Effects of Macrophytes in Subtropical Shallow Lakes
(Ng Haig They, Tiago Finkler Ferreira, David da Motta Marques, Lúcia Ribeiro Rodrigues, Savênia Bonoto da Silveira, Alessandra de Abreu Arriada, Luciane Oliveira Crossetti, Luciana de Souza Cardoso, Carlos Ruberto Fragoso Jr., Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte – UFRN, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 6
The Invasive Potential of Parthenium Weed: A Role for Allelopathy
(Boyang Shi, Zubair Aslam and Steve Adkins, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, The University of Queensland, Australian Department of Agronomy, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan)



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