Evaluation of in-vitro herbicidal efficacy of essential oil and chloroform extract of Limnophila indica
Randeep Kumar, Ravendra Kumar and Om Prakash
In present study the in-vitro herbicidal activity of essential oil and chloroform extract of Limnophila indica (L.) Druce were evaluated and the seeds of Raphanus sativus on the basis of three distinct parameters that is inhibition of germination percentage, inhibition of coleoptiles growth and inhibition of radical growth. The yield of different samples obtained were 0.98%, 8.16%, 1.1% and 3.3% for essential oil, methanol, chloroform and hexane extracts respectively. Assessment of herbicidal activity in terms of inhibition of percent germination, inhibition of coleoptile length and inhibition of radicle length as tested on the seeds of Raphanus sativus revealed the significant properties in the essential oil and the plant extracts of the tested plant as analyzed against the standard herbicide pendimethalin. All the inhibition data were tested to be significantly different as analyzed via two factor analysis with replication (p<0.01 and p<0.05).
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Randeep Kumar, Ravendra Kumar, Om Prakash. Evaluation of in-vitro herbicidal efficacy of essential oil and chloroform extract of Limnophila indica. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(10):386-390.