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Ways to Use Allelopathic Potential for Weed Management: A Review

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Tanveer Abbas1, Ali Ahmad1,*, Ahmad Kamal1, Muhammad Yasir Nawaz2, Muhammad Ahsan Jamil1, Tasbiha Saeed1, Muhammad Asif Abid3, Hafiz Hussain Ali4, Muhammad Ateeq5

1Department of Agronomy, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Faisalabad, 38000, Pakistan.

2Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, 38000, Pakistan.

3Department of Horticulture, MNS-University of Agriculture, Multan, Punjab, Pakistan.

4Institute of Soil and Environmental Sciences, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Faisalabad, 38000, Pakistan.

5College of Agriculture, BZU, Bahadur Sub Campus, Layyah 31200, Punjab, Pakistan.

*Corresponding author: Ali Ahmad


A large number of plant and weed species produce secondary metabolites known as allelochemicals, and the process is known as allelopathy. Allelochemicals can be used to control weeds in agricultural systems by using allelopathic crops for intercropping, crop rotation, or mulching. A few important examples of crop species with high allelopathic potential may include (but not limited to) wheat, rice, sorghum, rye, barley, and sunflower. The naturally produced allelochemicals in these crops could be manipulated to suppress weeds and witness an environment-friendly and sustainable agricultural production system. The objective of this article is to review the opportunities for using allelopathy to enhance overall potentiality of weeds and crops in natural weed management. Allelopathy is the beneficial or adverse effect of one plant on another due to direct or indirect release of chemicals from live or dead plants (including microorganisms). Although we cannot discard use of synthetic herbicides completely at the present situation but their use can be reduced up to a specific extent by using allelopathic potentiality as a preferred weed management strategy for crop production as well as environmental benefits.


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How to cite this paper

Ways to Use Allelopathic Potential for Weed Management: A Review

How to cite this paper: Tanveer Abbas, Ali Ahmad, Ahmad Kamal, Muhammad Yasir Nawaz, Muhammad Ahsan Jamil, Tasbiha Saeed, Muhammad Asif Abid, Hafiz Hussain Ali, Muhammad Ateeq. (2021) Ways to Use Allelopathic Potential for Weed Management: A Review. International Journal of Food Science and Agriculture5(3), 492-498.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/ijfsa.2021.09.020

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