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  1. Vol. 49 No. 5, p. 261-267
    Received: Dec 1, 1956

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Wheat and Cheat1

  1. H. W. Carter,
  2. H. W. Norton and
  3. G. H. Dungan2



Cheat is a troublesome weed in many fields of winter cereals in south central United States. Cheat plants, especially their roots, were found to grow slowly at first. This weed proved to be weakly competitive when grown in association with wheat in a thick stand. However, when wheat stands were thin, cheat plants tillered abundantly and produced large quantities of seed. Cheat, therefore, appears to be a plant opportunist. Even though a weak competitor, cheat was never killed outright by a thick stand of wheat, nor was it ever prevented by crop competition from developing some seed.

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