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Folia Geobotanica et Phytotaxonomica

, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 137–144 | Cite as

Interactions of two species of the genusChenopodium with two production plants—Sugar beet and spring wheat

  • Tomáš Frantík
  • Pavel Kovář
  • Jiří Dostálek
  • Helena Koblihová
  • Hana Stejskalová
Article

Abstract

TwoChenopodium species (C. album L.,C. suecicum J. Murr) were grown under field conditions with sugar beet to assess the weed-caused crop loss, and with spring wheat in a replacement series experiment. The weeds strongly reduced the growth of sugar beet. Dew's competition indexes for the regressions of sugar beet yield on weed density were 6.81 and 3.78 forC. suecicum andC. album respectively. On the other hand, the yield of spring wheat was not affected by the twoChenopodium species owing to early shading of the weeds by the faster growing crop stand.

Keywords

Chenopodium album L. Chenopodium suecicumJ. Murr Sugar beet Spring wheat Interaction Index of competition Replacement series experiment 

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© Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomáš Frantík
    • 1
  • Pavel Kovář
    • 1
  • Jiří Dostálek
    • 1
  • Helena Koblihová
    • 1
  • Hana Stejskalová
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of BotanyCzechoslovak Academy of SciencesPrůhoniceCzechoslovakia

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