Begum, Mahfuza and Juraimi, Abdul Shukor and Man, Azmi and Syed Rastan, Syed Omar and Amartalingam, Rajan (2008) Weed flora of different farm blocks in Block-1 of Muda rice granary in Peninsula Malaysia. Tropical Life Sciences Research, 19 (1). pp. 33-43. ISSN 2180-4249
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A survey on the major weed flora of rice fields in Block-1 of Muda rice granary area, Peninsular Malaysia, indicated there were 28 weed species belonging to 15 families in this area. Of these, 13 species were broad-leaves, six grasses, six sedges, and three aquatics. Sorenson’s Index of Similarity (S) indicated that at least 24.2% of the listed species occurred in five blocks. Oryza sativa complex (padi angin) and Echinochloa crus-galli appeared wide spread species in all blocks, but were most abundant in block AI, BI and DI having a greater proportion of severe infestations (scores of 3 to 5: 31%–50% weed cover). Leptochloa chinensis was the most frequent and abundant species in block AI and EI having the severity score of 3, i.e. 30% and 20% (score of 2) weed coverage in block BI and CI, respectively. Other weed species such as Ischaemum rugosum, Fimbristylis miliacea, Scirpus grossus, Sphenoclea zeylanica and Cyperus difformis were having 20% (score of 2) weed coverage. The hierarchy of weed type based on the percentage of field infested ratio was in the order of: grasses (G) > broad-leaved weeds (BL) > sedges (SG) > aquatics (AQ) in all blocks with a slight difference in block AI, where sedges were dominant instead of broad-leaved weeds, aquatic weeds were totally absent and grasses were predominant as compared to other blocks.
|Keyword:||Weed Flora; Farm Blocks; Muda Rice Granary; Malaysia|
|Subject:||Weeds - Malaysia - Kedah.|
|Subject:||Weeds - Control - Malaysia - Kedah.|
|Subject:||Rice - Diseases and pests - Malaysia - Kedah.|
|Faculty or Institute:||Faculty of Agriculture|
|Publisher:||Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia|
|Deposited By:||Norhazura Hamzah|
|Deposited On:||03 Jan 2012 08:21|
|Last Modified:||15 May 2012 06:35|
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