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Asil H, Celik F, Tasgin S, Celik M, Uremis I. Effects of Some Weed Control Methods on Stigma in Saffron (Crocus sativus L.) Cultivation. JAST 2023; 25 (1) :115-124
URL: http://jast.modares.ac.ir/article-23-56075-en.html
1- Altınozu Vocational School of Agricultural Sciences, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Program, Hatay Mustafa Kemal University, Hatay, Turkey. , hasan.asil@hotmail.com
2- Olive Research Institute, Hatay, Turkey.
3- Department of Plant Protection, Hatay Mustafa Kemal University, Hatay, Turkey.
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Saffron is an important medicine, spice, dye, and cosmetic plant, and weeds limit its production and increase the related costs of management. This study aimed to determine effective control methods against weeds in saffron cultivation and find the effects of weed control on crown development, stigma yield, and daughter corm yield and quality. The study was established in the production periods of 2019-2021, at Hatay Olive Research Institute, Hassa Station, Turkey, based on completely randomized blocks design with 14 treatments and 3 replications. Results indicated that the highest effect (100%) on weeds was recorded for U5 (pine sawdust+benfluralin) and U6 (textile mulch) applications and the lowest effect was obtained from U13 (2,4-D amine) application at the first and second year of the study. The best quality criteria of saffron were achieved in U6 and U4 (pine sawdust) applications for corm production, and U6, U5, and U4 applications for quality daughter corm production.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Weed Science
Received: 2021/10/4 | Accepted: 2022/01/29 | Published: 2023/01/6

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