PRELIMINARY SURVEY ON WEED FLORA ASSOCIATED WITH AGRICULTURAL CROPS IN SABARKANTHA, DISTRICT, GUJARAT, INDIA

  • S.K.PATEL1 AND VINOD PANDEY2 DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY, GOVERNMENT SCIENCE COLLEGE, GANDHINAGAR-382 016, GUJARAT, INDIA. Corresponding author’s e-mail:

Abstract

Qualitative floristic surveys were carried out during 2011-2013 in Sabarkantha district, Gujarat, India. Sabarkantha district is under cultivation of different ravi, jayad and kharif crops by a natural rain and a network of canal system. Weeds typically produce large numbers of seeds, assisting their spread. Seeds spread into natural environments, including waterways, via wind, people, vehicles, machinery, birds and other animals. Usually weeds grow faster than native plants and successfully compete for the available nutrients, water, space and sunlight. During the survey, 70 species of angiosperms belonging to 21 families and 49 genera were documented. Dominant families were Poaceae with 15 species followed by Asteraceae (13), Amaranthaceae & Euphorbiaceae (5), Solanaceae (4), Capparaceae, Commelinaceae & Scrophulariaceae (3), 6 families were represented by two species each, whereas Seven families were monospecific.

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Published
2014-06-01
How to Cite
VINOD PANDEY2, S.K.PATEL1 AND. PRELIMINARY SURVEY ON WEED FLORA ASSOCIATED WITH AGRICULTURAL CROPS IN SABARKANTHA, DISTRICT, GUJARAT, INDIA. LIFE SCIENCES LEAFLETS, [S.l.], v. 52, june 2014. ISSN 0976-1098. Available at: <http://petsd.org/ojs/index.php/lifesciencesleaflets/article/view/111>. Date accessed: 18 oct. 2017.

Keywords

Agricultural crops; Sabarkantha district, Gujarat, India.