Effect of plant density and weed management practices on production potential of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea l.)

Senthil Kumar, N. (2009) Effect of plant density and weed management practices on production potential of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea l.). Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, 43 (1). pp. 57-60.

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Abstract

Field experiments were conducted during kharif and summer seasons of 1998 and1999 to study the effect of plant densities and weed management practices on yield maximisation in groundnut. The results revealed that maintaining a plant density of 5.0 lakh plants ha-1 effectively reduced the weed density, weed dry weight and thereby recording higher weed control efficiency. The yield parameters of groundnut viz., number of pods plant –1, pod yield and kernel yield was significantly higher under 3.3 lakh plants ha-1. Among the weed control treatments, pre-plant incorporation of fluchloralin at 1.0 kg ha-1 followed by one hand weeding at 40 days after sowing recorded lesser weed density and dry weight. For yield maximisation, plant density of 3.3 lakh plants ha-1 combined with fluchloralin at 1.0 kg ha-1 followed by one hand weeding at 40 days after sowing was found to be best combination.

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Agronomic Training Centre, TANCOF, Neyveli-607 801, India
Subjects: Plant Production
Plant Protection
Divisions: Groundnut
Depositing User: David T
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2010 21:16
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2010 20:17
Official URL: http://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijo...
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/772

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