anyone here familiar with allelotropes/allelopathic properties?
- Hello everyone,
In my research of greening already green pastures with crops...I'm a
little concerned with allelopathic properties of existing grasses
like fescue. I've read about rye:
(It has been widely reported that residues of fall-planted, spring-
killed rye reduces total weed biomass by 60% to 95% when compared to
controls with no residue. Rye residue which remains at the soil
surface can potentially modify the physical and chemical environment
during seed germination and plant growth.)
Are these substances usually minimized during periods of rain when
my seedballs will be sprouting? I imagine the seedballs will allow
the spouting seeds to get off to a good start since they lay above
the ground. I imagine it'll be easier the second season around after
there has been straw from these planted crops to leave their own
allelopathic residues behind. Am I just worrying too much?
My only experience with allelotropes is with aquatic plants that I've
grown in fresh water aquariums...it boggled the mind how I could only
have one type of grass grow well depending on which one was well
established first in any one aquarium. However...if I did frequent
water changes to "water down" these allelotropes...I could
successfully grow these competing species together.
Any advice would be gladly appreciated...especially if it applies to
establishing crops in pasture in(US) zones 7-8, North Carolina. I'm
completely against using any form of chemicals such as glyphosate,
- Studied and used winter rye last season. Will be trying winter rye again ahead of tomato, pepper and eggplant transplants for allelopathic weed suppression.
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>tomato, pepper and eggplant transplants for allelopathic weed suppression.
> Studied and used winter rye last season. Will be trying winter rye again ahead of
>Have a word with Pankaj Oudhia in India. He has worked a lot with this - and with
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homeopathy for plants etc. Worth dropping in at - for example - http://botanical.com/