Allelopathic invasive plants as phytoinhibitor bioresource material in weed control: A review

  • Chaw Jiang Lim Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Chan Kiang Lim Department of Chemical Science, Faculty of Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, 31900 UTAR Kampar, Perak, Malaysia.
  • Gwendoline Cheng Lian Ee Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.
Keywords: Allelopathy, Eco-friendly weed management, Invasive plants, Mechanisms of action, Phytoactive constituent

Abstract

The current status was addressed of chemical pesticides use in raising crop productivity and the judicious utility of natural products from invasive plants which can promote inhibitory activity for noxious weed management. Some allelopathic invasive plants have natural phytoinhibitors which can be used in agricultural crop protection to compensate the drawbacks from chemical pesticide use. The potential allelochemicals attributed to some invasive plants and their modes of action are discussed. In addition, luxuriant invasive plants could provide a rich biomaterial source of inexpensive alternatives for weed control in forging the eco-sustainable development of agriculture.

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Published
2019-10-31
Section
Review article