Investigation of the Allelopathic Effects of Different Faba Bean (Vicia faba L.) Genotypes Against Various Weeds




Allelopathy, Vicia faba, in-vitro, weeds, Ecological conditions


Many allelopathic crops are cultivated in agricultural fields, and these plants can influence the growth of other plants in the cultivation environment with their phytotoxic compounds. One of these plants is the faba bean. In this study conducted under the ecological conditions of Sakarya/Arifiye, the allelopathic effects of Eresen-87, Salkim, Bilecik, and Sakarya faba bean genotypes on weeds such as Johnson grass (Sorghum halepense L.), curly dock (Rumex crispus L.), purslane (Portulaca oleracea L.), and wild mustard (Sinapis arvensis L.) were investigated. Weed seeds used in the experiment were collected from agricultural fields in the Sakarya province. Extracts from dried plant parts of faba bean genotypes were prepared and applied to petri dishes containing weed seeds at concentrations of 5% and 10%, with four replications. At the end of the research, it was observed that all faba bean genotypes at all application doses caused a decrease in germination rate (%), root length (cm), and shoot length (cm) parameters in the four weed species tested. The best results were determined as Eresen-87 and Bilecik at 10% concentration. When the activities of fresh and dry extracts of faba bean genotypes was compared, it was determined that dry application had a higher allelopathic effect.


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Şin, B., Yılmaz, M., Köse, M., & Okçu, Ömer Ümit. (2024). Investigation of the Allelopathic Effects of Different Faba Bean (Vicia faba L.) Genotypes Against Various Weeds. Turkish Journal of Agriculture - Food Science and Technology, 12(6), 918–923.



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