More than 50 weed species infest drill-seeded rice in the U.S. and one of the most prevalent aquatic weeks is ducksalad (Heteranthera limosa). During the summer of 1988, a field experiment was conducted to identify rice accessions from the USDA/ARS rice germplasm collection for allelopathic effects to ducksalad. In this field experiment, 5,000 accessions were evaluated for allelopathic activity. Five to seven seeds of each rice accession were planted in hills about 75cm apart in two replications. Allelopathic activity was recorded as 1) radius of the area affected by allelochemical from the base of the rice plant and 2) percentage of weed control within the affected area. Ducksalad was rated at the panicle initiation stage of rice development. Of the 5,000 accessions that were evaluated, approximately 191 were identified as having evident allelopathic activity. The accessions that demonstrated allelopathic activity originated in 26 countries (Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Columbia, Dominican Republic, France, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Republic of Korea, People Republic of China, Soviet Union, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and United States).
Dilday, R. H.; Natasi, Paolo; and Smith, Roy J. Jr.
"Allelopathic Observations in Rice (Oryza sativa L.) to Ducksalad (Heteranthera limosa),"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 43
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol43/iss1/7