SEED GERMINATION STUDY FOR SETARIA GLAUCA L. SPECIES

Stefania Gadea, Sorin Vatca

Abstract


The most important source of weeding in crops is the reserves of seeds weed in the soil. It has a huge reserve of seeds from weeds that have invaded the crops in previous years or growing on uncultivated places. Weeds cause damage, quantitative and qualitative to crops, by competing crops for water, nutrients and light. In addition, they can also be hosts for various pathogens or pests present in cultures, and some may be toxic. Weeds are natural limiting crop production factors, so the knowledge of morphology, biological and ecological features is important in terms of integrated management of weeds in crops. Setaria glauca L. (foxtail) is a heat-loving weed, annual Gramineae, with a strong multiplication through seeds. It prefers rich soils in nutrients, from sandy loam to sandy-clay lightweight. Her germination period is early spring and flowering period coincides the months from July to September.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/arspa.v91i3-4.10940



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