Mohammadali Esmaeili, Ayoub Heidarzade
Department of Agronomy, Sari Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University, Sari, Iran
Key words: Chlorophyll content, Nitrogen content, Neda, Salicylic Acid, Tarom.
In order to investigate the effect of salicylic acid under salinity stress as an allelopathy stimulator in rice cultivars a hydroponic and pot experiment was carried out in factorial arrangement. Rice cultivars (Tarom and Neda) were grown under different levels of salinity stress (0, 4dS/m and 8dS/m) until 5 leaf stage, also at the same time the salicylic acid was used as foliar (0, 1% and 2%). The root exudates were collected and used as a growth bio-inhibitor in barnayardgrass pot culture. The highest inhibitory effects on chlorophyll, leaf area, root and nitrogen contents of barnyardgrass was obtain when the SA (%2) + EC (4dS/m) treatment was used (with 38%, 60%, 38% and 37.5% inhibition, respectively). Also, chlorophyll content was closely correlated with nitrogen content. Therefore, it may be possible to recommend that, the foliar application of SA 2% will be suitable for better stand of rice seedlings and more allelopathic potential on barnyardgrass in moderate saline conditions of paddies.
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