Growth and development of Phalaris minor Retz., Chenopodium album and Melilotus indica All. in wheat crop ecosystem.
The influence of crop stature on the growth and development of 3 weeds was examined in the field using tall, medium and dwarf varieties of wheat. The tall variety (height about 115 cm) strongly depressed weed density, height and total DM, while the dwarf variety allowed vigorous growth and development of the weeds. The desirable qualities of dwarf varieties are noted. However, it may be preferable to grow medium varieties in order to combine reasonable potential yield with adequate smother of weeds.