Implications of potential allelopathic crops in agricultural systems

K. Jabran, M. Farooq*

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Allelopathic phenomenon is being successfully employed in field crop production for agricultural pest management. Allelopathic crops exude diverse and numerous types of allelochemicals with potential to suppress weeds and other crops pests. Crops including rice, sunflower, sorghum, wheat, rye, maize, barley, alfalfa, Brassica spp., and cucurbits exhibit strong allelopathic potential. The allelopathic potential of crops possesses pertinent implications in the agricultural systems. Allelopathy helps plants in strengthening their defense system against biotic and abiotic stresses, and also aids in regulating the nutrients transformations. Allelopathic potential of the crops can be wisely manipulated by adjusting these crops in the crop sequences as rotational crops, cover crops, or intercrops to reduce the pest pressure and judicious nutrient management. This chapter provides an overview of potential allelopathic crops and their potential applications in agricultural systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAllelopathy
Subtitle of host publicationCurrent Trends and Future Applications
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages37
ISBN (Electronic)9783642305955
ISBN (Print)9783642305948
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Medicine


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