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Table 4 Effect of Ficus nitida leaf powder on some growth parameters of Vicia faba plants associated with Malva parviflora 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 + Malva parviflora 26.83 8.6 1.10 6.86 0.81
10 30.75 10.5 1.45 8.48 1.08
20 37.67 12.5 2.03 12.18 1.62
30 37.33 11.9 1.87 10.51 1.43
40 34.64 11.1 1.70 9.26 1.29
50 33.57 10.6 1.53 8.54 1.10
60 28.19 10.2 1.25 8.33 1.01
LSD at 5% 1.49 1.1 0.18 1.21 0.14
At 60 DAS
Vicia faba only 59.15 19.52 2.03 22.65 5.95
Vicia faba + Malva parviflora 39.32 15.35 1.57 15.31 3.91
10 55.63 18.33 1.92 21.44 5.63
20 67.82 22.40 2.60 27.98 7.46
30 67.43 20.67 2.35 26.95 7.18
40 62.25 19.80 2.18 23.24 6.13
50 56.84 18.83 2.00 21.52 5.67
60 49.22 16.03 1.73 18.55 4.89
LSD at 5% 1.93 1.66 0.19 1.74 0.79