TREE—CROP INTERACTIONS IN THE AGROFORESTRY SYSTEM OF MIZORAM
Keywords:Toxic, allelochemical, leachate, inhibition, stimulation
The study explored the economic cultivation of tree species having least allelopathic effects and are useful for agricultural combination in agroforestry. In both studies the tree species were, in general, toxic to the growth of agricultural crops. It was found that trees in order of suitability to crops were Anthocephallus chinensis > Albizzia procera > Aporosa octandra and in order of crop resistance to trees were Oryza sativa > Glycine max and Brassica campestris. However, another study concluded that the most suitable tree for crops was Artocarpus heterephyllus followed by Alnus nepalensis and Emblica officinalis and the most toxic crop for trees was Phaseolus vulgaris followed by O. sativa and Pisum sativum.