Integrated weed management for sustainable leaf production in mulberry (Morus alba) under irrigated condition

G C SETUA, M SETUA, N D BANERJEE, A K DUTTA, S DEBNATHS, J K GHOSH, S RAJEURS

Abstract


The field experiment conducted during 2001-03 revealed that monocotyledonous poaceous weeds were found to be dominant (86.9%) and grown more (64.4%) on 35 days after pruning 1 or 2 additional weedings/crop though showed better performance but not economical, whereas cowpea weed biomass, improved growth attributes, leafyield and important quality paramenters. Besides it is economical saves Rs 1385/ ha (41% reduction in the cost of digging-cum-weeding work) and ecofriendly. Hence cowpea may be recolnmended to the farmers as a weed control measure by growing in mulberry garden under irrigated condition.

 


Keywords


Morus alba; Weed management; Cowea; Vigna ulnbellata; Rice bean; Mimosa invisa var inermis; Vigna unguiculata; Leafyield; Leafquality

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