Effects of Allelopathic Chemicals on Crop Productivity
Allelochemical interference with germination or growth of a crop can occur from direct effects on metabolism, or indirectly through effects on nitrogen fixation and other microorganism activity. Many physiological processes are altered by allelopathic chemicals, but it has been difficult to determine the primary mechanism involved for a specific compound. Both avoidance and application strategies may be employed to utilize allelochemicals for improving crop production. These include management of crop sequences, utilization of allelopathic crop residues, breeding crops for weed control, and development of allelochemicals as herbicides.
Einhellig, F. A. "Effects of allelopathic chemicals on crop productivity." Bioregulators for Pest Control, ACS Symposium Series Vol. 276. (1985) pp 109-130.