Journal of Negative Results, Vol 8, No 1 (2011)

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Woolly nightshade (Solanum mauritianum) extract has no significant effect as a weed control in onion (Allium cepa) fields

Michael Charles Morris, Ben L Keesing, Morgan D Payne, Debashis Dutta

Abstract


Liquid extracts from the noxious weed, woolly nightshade (Solanum mauritianum), were tested as possible allelopathic germination inhibitors on onion (Allium cepa) fields. Extracts had no lasting effect on weed growth, and the liquid may have even accelerated weed growth. There was a slight inhibitory effect from the liquid during the first week of the trials but the difference was not significant.

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Journal of Negative Results. ISSN: 1459-4625