By Ren Sen Zeng, Azim U. Mallik, Shiming Luo
This is the 1st complete and up to date reference at the technological know-how, mechanism, technique, and alertness of allelopathy. the target of this sensible reference is to document at the most up-to-date advances by way of inviting prime scientists to give a contribution in particular fields. the quantity is prepared below 3 significant subsections: historical past of allelopathy, Allelochemicals, allelopathic mechanisms, and bioassays, and alertness of allelopathy in agriculture and forestry.
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Oxymel of Squill, used for coughs, was supposedly discovered by Pythagoras (VI Century BC). Theophrastus referred to squill in both his History of Plants and Causes of Plants as if it were a common plant. Dioscorides described in detail the uses of Squill bulbs and seeds in the second book of his treatise, dedicated to herbs “with a sharp quality”: Scilla is sharp and burning but it is roasted and made useful for man’s purposes… It is given in drinks or in aromatic preparations when we wish to promote the flow of urine, to those with dropsy.
And Menkissoglu-Spiroudi U. (2004) The relationship between the chemical composition of three essential oils and their insecticidal activity against Acanthoscelides obtectus (Say). Pest Manag. Sci. 60, 514–520. J. (2002) Anti-insect activity of bufadienolides from Urginea maritima. In: J. Janick and A. ), Trends in New Crops and New Uses. ASHS Press, Alexandria, VA, pp. 564–566. 24 Giovanni Aliotta, Azim U. S. translators), Loeb Classic Library, Cambridge, Harvard University Press; London, Heinemann.
2001). However, microbially synthesized herbicide such as bialophos has been in the market for several years showing success in weed control in ag- Allelopathy: Advances, Challenges and Opportunities 33 riculture and forestry (Jobidon 1991). The second approach is using allelopathic plants as mulch, cover crop, row crop etc that take advantage of not just the chemicals inhibiting seed germination and growth of crops but its biomass which physically suppress weed growth (Mattice et al. 1998; Moyer et al.
Allelopathy in Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry by Ren Sen Zeng, Azim U. Mallik, Shiming Luo