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Lantana camara Leaves: An Important Source of Allelochemicals

Arpana Mishra


Allelopathy may provide alternatives to synthetic herbicides for weed control. Allelopathy is a unique, natural and an environment-friendly technique that may be used for weed control. Lantana camara has allelopathic properties which effect in the germination and growth of surrounding plants. The aqueous leaf extract of L. camara was found to have inhibitory effect on germination of Parthenium hysterophorus. The results indicated that the inhibitory effect was much more pronounced at higher concentrations.

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