Allelopathic Effect of Leaf Leachates of Mulberry (Morus alba) on Growth and Yield of Brinjal (Solanum melongena)

Aanchal Choudhary *

Department of Silviculture and Agroforestry, College of Forestry, Sam Higginbottom University of Agricultural Technology and Sciences, Praygraj-211007, U.P., India.

Sameer Daniel

Department of Silviculture and Agroforestry, College of Forestry, Sam Higginbottom University of Agricultural Technology and Sciences, Praygraj-211007, U.P., India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

An experiment was carried out to assess the allelopathic effect of leaf leaches of Morus alba on the growth and yield of Brinjal. Leaf leaches were prepared by soaking sun dry leaves in tap water for 24 Hours in a ratio of 1:10 (w/v). Various concentrations of leaf leashes (25, 50, 75 and 100%) were prepared. The result showed that the concentration plays an important inhibitory role on germination, shoot and root growth of brinjal. During laboratory experiment, seeds were soaked in  different concentrations and germination percentage, root and shoot length were observed. After laboratory experiment it was noticed that that the seed soaked in 25% concentration of Morus alba leaf lashes has better results than higher concentrations. In pot culture experiment, control have good effects on growth and yield of brinjal as compared to different concentration. Lower concentrations (25 and 50%) have beneficial effects on growth and the yield as compared to the higher concentrations (75 and 100%). At lower concentrations of Morus alba leaf leachates, the survival percentage of crops were more as compared to the 100% concentration. It can be concluded that the harmful effect of Morus alba was less on brinjal and recommended to avoid its use in the early growth stages of the crops.

Keywords: Morus alba, allelopathy, pot culture, yield, leaf leaches, growth, development, brinjal


How to Cite

Choudhary, A., & Daniel, S. (2023). Allelopathic Effect of Leaf Leachates of Mulberry (Morus alba) on Growth and Yield of Brinjal (Solanum melongena). International Journal of Environment and Climate Change, 13(10), 1075–1082. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijecc/2023/v13i102753

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