Application of Various Herbicides on Controlling Large and Narrow Leaf Weeds and Their Effects on Physiological and Agronomic Traits of Wheat

Aplicação de Diversos Herbicidas no Controle de Plantas Daninhas de Folhas Grandes e Estreitas e seus Efeitos nas Características Fisiológicas e Agronômicas do Trigo

A. Bari M.S. Baloch A.N. Shah A.A. Khakwani I. Hussain J. IQBAL A. Ali M. A. Bukhari About the authors

ABSTRACT:

In order to examine application of various herbicides for controlling weeds in wheat crop, a field trial was conducted at the Agronomic Research Area, Faculty of Agriculture, Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) during the year 2015-2016. The experiment was laid out in a randomized complete block design (RCBD) with split-plot arrangements having three replications. The main plot was comprised application time of herbicides while the use of herbicides was assigned to sub-plots. The data revealed that most of the weed parameters, physiological traits and agronomic attributes of crop plants were significantly affected by weed management practices including the use of herbicides at different time intervals over the weedy check. Hand weeding technique excelled all other weed management practices in almost all the parameters studied. This technique was found to be the most effective treatment against all prevailing weeds and obtained the highest grain yield of wheat under climatic conditions of Dera Ismail Khan.

Keywords:
weeds; herbicides; practices; control

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