IMPACT OF ORGANIC WEED MANAGEMENT PRACTICES ON WEEDS CONTROL, GROWTH AND YIELD OF MAIZE (Zea mays L.)


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Authors

  • R. Chethan Department of Agronomy, S.V. Agricultural College, Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Tirupati - 517 502
  • G. Karuna Sagar Department of Agronomy, S. V. Agricultural College, Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University, Tirupati
  • B. Sandhya Rani Department of Agronomy, S. V. Agricultural College, Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University, Tirupati
  • Ch. Bharghava Rami Reddy Department of Agronomy, S. V. Agricultural College, Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University, Tirupati

https://doi.org/10.58537/jorangrau.2023.51.4.05

Keywords:

Corn gluten meal, Live mulch, Maize, Organic weed management

Abstract

This field experiment on organic weed managament practices was conducted during rabi,
2021-22 at wetland farm of S.V. Agricultural College, Tirupati, with 10 management practices in a
randomized block design and replicated thrice. Among all the organic weed management practices,
lower weed density and dry weight with higher weed control efficiency and weed control index
was recorded with corn gluten meal 3.5 t ha-1 as pre-emergence (PE) followed by hand weeding
(HW) at 30 days after sowing (DAS), however, it was statistically comparable with HW twice at 15
DAS and 30 DAS. Significantly higher growth parameters, yield attributes and kernel and stover
yield of maize were recorded with corn gluten meal 3.5 t ha-1 as pre-emergence followed by HW
at 30 DAS over rest of the treatments. The next best treatment in reducing density and dry weight
of weedswith higher growth parameters, yield attributes and yield was HW twice at 15 DAS and
30 DAS, which was however, at par with groundnut shells mulch 12.5 t ha-1 and mango leaves
mulch 5 t ha-1.

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20-02-2024

Published

26-03-2024

How to Cite

R. Chethan, & Ch. Bharghava Rami Reddy. (2024). IMPACT OF ORGANIC WEED MANAGEMENT PRACTICES ON WEEDS CONTROL, GROWTH AND YIELD OF MAIZE (Zea mays L.). The Journal of Research ANGRAU, 51(4), 40-46. https://doi.org/10.58537/jorangrau.2023.51.4.05

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