Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 9, Issue 1,2011
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

The applications of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus (AMF) and atrazine on silage maize (Zea mays L.) at different irrigation regimes


Semra Demir 1*, Seyda Zorer Celebi 2, İlhan Kaya 1, A. Korhan Sahar 2

Recieved Date: 2010-10-24, Accepted Date: 2011-01-11


In this study we tried to determine the effects of applications of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus (AMF) and atrazine against weed and irrigation problems in silage maize cultivated at different irrigation regimes. It is already established that the application of AMF with atrazine influences some yield parameters (plant height, green herbage and dry matter yields, leaf, stem and ear percentages) in silage maize at all irrigation regimes positively. In the study it was quite striking that AMF-atrazine was much more effective compared with other levels of irrigation regimes and that there was reduction in weed density in these plots at irrigation regimes where water was not a limited factor. Besides, the effect of atrazine on AMF was analysed and it was established that AMF colonisation in atrazine applied plots decreased compared with non-applied ones.


Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus (AMF), atrazine, silage maize (Zea mays L.), weeds, yield

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2011
Volume: 9
Issue: 1
Category: Environment
Pages: 629-633

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