Importance of weed control in chickpea under rainfed condition

Rashid, Abdur and Khan, R.U. and Marwat, S.K. (2009) Importance of weed control in chickpea under rainfed condition. American-Eurasian Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Science , 5 (4). pp. 456-459.

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The study was conducted to examine the response of chickpea to different production inputs including control, insecticides, fertilizer, weed control and inoculation of seed in relation to growth and grain yield at Arid Zone Research Institute (AZRI) Farm, D.I.Khan during 2007-08. All the treatments were arranged in a randomized complete block (RCB) design with three replications. The data revealed that combined application of different inputs increased the number of branches plant-1, number of pods plant-1, 1000 grains weight and grain yield of chickpea compared to control and other treatments. The highest grain yield of 2183 kg ha-1 was obtained with full package (FP) showing 59.34% increase over control crop yield. This yield increase remained only 7.52% when weed control was excluded from the full package. The yield (2183 kg ha-1) of full package (T2) was 48.20% more than the yield of 1473 kg ha-1 obtained with treatment (T5) including all inputs of full package except weed control. These results suggested that weed control improved the inputs efficiency in increasing chickpea yield under rainfed conditions

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Arid Zone Research Institute, Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan
Subjects: Plant Production > Production Practices
Divisions: Chickpea
Depositing User: Mr T L Gautham
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2011 16:04
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2011 16:04
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