Allelopathy Books

For development of any science, the easy availability of literature is necessary. Hence, International Allelopathy Foundation (IAF) has been striving hard to make the Allelopathy Literature available to researchers Worldwide. Since 1996, IAF has taken following steps in this regard.


The Allelopathy Journal had published the Abstracts of Recent Allelopathy Literature from 1996-2006. (Volume 3). These Abstracts will be published as the Book, Annotated Bibliography of Allelopathy.


Allelopathy Bibliography (1905-2004)

Editors and Compilers: S. S. Narwal and R. J. Willis

Co-editors and Compilers: R. Palaniraj, S.C. Sati, Hardeep Singh, L. S. Rawat

Department of Agronomy, Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar- 125 004, India

World over, the Prof. Rice Allelopathy Data Base (RADB) is the first and the largest Allelopathy Data Base. It has started working from January 31, 2005 (88th Birthday of Prof. Elroy L. Rice, USA). It is open to all scientists Worldwide. The term allelopathy was coined by Professor Hans Molisch in 1937 and includes both inhibitory and stimulatory effects of plants on each other including microorganisms. Most of the research in this field has beet conducted in developed countries during the last 30-40 years. The first English Book on Allelopathy written by Dr. E.L. Rice was published in 1974 and thereafter, many Books have appeared on its various aspects. Besides, during this period, thousands of research papers on various aspects of allelopathy have been published. This indicates the great interest World over in this new discipline because of its importance in modern sustainable agriculture. It has been found that Allelopathy offers great potential to (a) increase agricultural production (food grains, vegetables, fruits, forestry), (b) to decrease harmful effects of modern agricultural practices [multiple cropping, leaching losses from N fertilizers, indiscriminate use of pesticides (weedicides, fungicides, insecticides, nematicides), tolerant/resistant biotypes in pest] on soil health/ productivity and on environment and (c) to maintain soil productivity and a pollution free environment for our future generations. It is likely that in the near future allelopathy will be used in crop production, crop protection, agroforestry and agrohorticultural practices in developed and developing countries. Allelopathy may become one of the strategic sciences to reduce the environmental pollution and to increase agricultural production in Sustainable Agriculture of the 21st Century. Thus, it is now receiving more attention from agricultural and bioscientists.

In spite of the fact that now much information is available on different aspects of Allelopathy, but till the establishment of RADB in 2002, there was no Allelopathy Data Base. Now RADB has been opened, to provide complete and updated information about the published allelopathy literature at the International level. Allelopathy scientists interested in finding literature on a particular aspect have to consult several Books, Journals, Annual Reports and Magazines etc. This results in wastage of valuable time and energy of the scientists. Although such information may be available to the Western World through electronic media, but this facility will not be available to thousands of allelopathy scientists in the under developed countries, where the importance of allelopathy is greater. In view of this, the International Allelopathy Foundation has established the Prof. Rice Allelopathy Data Base (RADB) in the loving memory of Prof. Elroy Leon Rice, Norman, Oklahoma, USA popularly known as Father of Allelopathy. Its main aim is to make available Allelopathy Literature (photocopies of Reprints, Abstracts) to the bonafide scientists/ students worldwide for their scientific use. The literature will be supplied on No-Profit : No-Loss basis by AIRMAIL. Presently the RADB has collection of more than 5000 Reprints and about 7000 Abstracts. All the Reprints available in RADB are listed in the Book Allelopathy Bibliography to facilitate ordering of Reprints photocopies. This Book will also serve as Bibliography.

CONTENTS: All the reprints available in the RADB are numbered continuously, listed year-wise and within the year Alphabetically. Each entry includes full Reference about the publication viz., Author(s), Year, Title of paper, Volume Number, full pages. If published in Book, full details of Book viz., Author/ Editor, Title, Name of Publisher, Place of Publication are given. Subject Index is given at the end.

The RADB will be very useful for the allelopathy reseachers in agriculture (agronomists, entomologists, nematologists, plant pathologists, horticulturists, plant breeders, agroforesters, soil scientists) and biosciences (biochemists, organic chemists, microbiologists and limnologists), environmentalists and farmers, as well as organizations engaged in sustainable agriculture and organic agriculture.

January 2006; 300 x 220 mm; X + 410 pp. Paper Back: Euro 130.00.


Annotated Bibliography of Allelopathy (2012)

S.S. Narwal, International Allelopathy Foundation, 101, Sector -14, Rohtak-124 001, Haryana, India.

R. J. Willis, School of Botany, Melbourne University, Parkvlle, Victoria-3052, Australia.

Prof. Hans Molisch (1937) coined the term 'Allelopathy' which refers to stimulatory or inhibitory biochemical interactions between the plant spp. including microbes. International Allelopathy Society (1996) gave new definition Allelopathy refers to any process involving secondary metabolites produced by plants, microorganisms, viruses and fungi that influence the growth and development of agricultural and biological systems, which includes all recent research trends on its various aspects. Although it is a new science, but agricultural problems related to allelopathy are known since the start of farming. It offers scope to reduce the effects of modern agriculture (environmental pollution, contamination of water resources, human/animal health hazards, toxic residues in food chain and development of pesticides resistant/tolerant species of pest) on agroecosystems, using allelopathic strategies, hence, it provides basis to sustainable agriculture. Despite the fact that now information is available on various aspects of Allelopathy, but no Bibliography is available, hence, information is widely scattered in Books, Journals and Reports etc. Thus, it is not available to the scientists in Third World Countries. This prompted us to compile this book, to save valuable time and energy of readers spent in literature search. It may have approx. 8000 references and may be published in 10 volumes. It would be very useful to Scientists and Students World over.

Book Size: Set of 10 Vols. Tentative Publication Date: 2012. Editions: Print and CD ROM.