African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6576

Full Length Research Paper

Study of weed seedbank in soybean crop

Branko Konstantinović1*, Maja Meseldžija1, Milena Korać1 and Bojan Konstantinović2
  1Faculty of Agriculture, Trg Dositeja Obradovića 8, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia. 2Agrimatco group – Dipkom d.o.o., Narodnog fronta 73/1, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 05 April 2011
  •  Published: 31 May 2011

Abstract

 

In the period 2007 to 2010, at localities Backi Maglic and Krivaja studies of weed seedbank were performed under soybean crop. Results showed that weed seed separated at Backi Maglic in all years dominated in the top soil layer, while the lowest quantities were separated from the deepest layer, and that number of weeds declined annually. At Krivaja, the lowest weed seed stocks were found in the top layer, and the highest in the deepest layer. At this locality, number of weed seeds kept rising from season to season, which was the consequence of application of different cultural practices.

 

Key words: Soybean, weed seedbank, Amaranthus retroflexus L., Chenopodium album L.,Datura stramonium L.