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||The Effect of the Stomp Aqua herbicide on the germination in Zea mays
||Tomulescu I. M., Mladin L. M., Turcuș V.
||University of Oradea, Faculty of Informatics and Sciences, Department of Biology, 1th Universităţii str., 410087 Oradea, Romania
Medicis Laboratory, Oradea, Romania
“Vasile Goldiş” Western University of Arad, Faculty of Medicine, Biology Department, Arad, Romania
National Institute for Economic Research “Costin C. Kiritescu” of the Romanian Academy/ Centre for Mountain Economy (CE-MONT), Vatra Dornei, Romania
||Maize occupies a leading position in highly cultivated plants due to features that make it relatively easy to grow. Weed control started a century ago when a few inorganic compounds such as sulfuric acid, copper salts and sodium chlorate were used. In 1940, the herbicid activity of 2,4- dichlorophenoxyacetic acid was detected. Corn is one of the most important crop plants in agriculture and the economy, with Romania occupying the lead. A large proportion of corn production is prevented by the weeds it is competing with, and for the reason that manual plowing is not always a safe method, but also because it takes longer, it is concluded that herbicides are a better alternative to weed control. The purpose of this study was to study the influence of different herbicide concentrations on germ of the seed material in maize (Zea mays L. convar. saccharata var. rugosa). The herbicide pendimethalin inhibits germination of corn caryopsis, thus a lower number of sprouted caryopsis was recorded for the herbicide-treated variants.
||Zea mays L. convar. saccharata var. rugosa, Stomp Aqua herbicide, germination faculty, roots, stems and coleoptilum measurements.
||Ioana Mihaela Tomulescu, Professor Assistant, Faculty of Informatics and Sciences, Department of Biology, 1th Universităţii str., 410087 Oradea, Romania, Phone: +40259408161, email: firstname.lastname@example.org