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Chemical control of common mallow, Malva neglecta, in saffron fields

Galavi, M.; Sarani, M.; Arjmandinejad, A.; Zand, E.

Acta Horticulturae 739: 71-73


ISSN/ISBN: 0567-7572
Accession: 015259383

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Common mallow, Malva neglecta with fast growing potential and broad leaves is one of the most hazardous weeds, which compete with saffron. In order to find a suitable herbicide, the field experiments were conducted during 2005-2006, at the Agricultural Research Station of Zahak-Zabol. The experiments were designed as a randomized complete block with six treatments and three replications, in a six-year-old saffron field. The herbicide treatments were scheduled after harvesting of saffron flowers, when the weed was in 3-5 leaf-growth stage.

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