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Table 3 Effect of Ficus nitida leaf powder on some growth parameters of Vicia faba plants associated with Phalaris minor at 30 and 60 days after sowing (average of the two seasons)

From: Allelopathic activity of the leaf powder of Ficus nitida on the growth and yield of Vicia faba and associated weeds

Treatments Growth parameters of Vicia faba
Plants Concentrations of Ficus nitida (g/kg soil) Plant height (cm) No. of leaves/plant No. of branches/plant F.W. of plant (g) D.W. of plant (g)
At 30 DAS
Vicia faba only 33.75 10.8 1.58 8.83 1.22
Vicia faba + Phalaris minor 24.63 8.0 1.10 6.52 0.78
10 29.38 10.4 1.40 8.39 1.06
20 35.38 11.6 1.73 10.12 1.38
30 34.86 11.3 1.71 9.68 1.31
40 34.29 11.0 1.62 8.94 1.26
50 28.88 10.2 1.27 8.35 1.04
60 27.25 9.6 1.15 8.01 0.99
LSD at 5% 1.43 0.91 0.20 1.12 0.14
At 60 DAS
Vicia faba only 59.15 19.52 2.03 22.65 5.95
Vicia faba + Phalaris minor 37.17 15.20 1.38 12.28 3.32
10 52.80 18.00 1.90 20.27 5.23
20 63.75 20.33 2.33 24.97 6.68
30 63.25 20.00 2.24 23.83 6.36
40 61.28 19.67 2.07 22.74 5.99
50 50.81 16.92 1.83 19.65 5.16
60 45.20 15.87 1.67 18.04 4.76
LSD at 5% 1.69 1.45 0.18 1.52 0.86