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Agricultural Science Digest, volume 34 issue 3 (september 2014) : 194 - 198


K. Dhanumjaya Rao*, P. Lalitha Kameswari, A.Girwani, T. Baby Rani
1Floricultural Research Station, Agricultural Research Institute, Dr. Y.S.R. Horticultural University,Rajendranagar, Hyderabad–500 030, India
Cite article:- Rao* Dhanumjaya K., Kameswari Lalitha P., A.Girwani, Rani Baby T. (2024). CHEMICAL WEED MANAGEMENT IN GLADIOLUS (Gladiolus grandiflorus). Agricultural Science Digest. 34(3): 194 - 198. doi: 10.5958/0976-0547.2014.01000.3.
An experiment was carried out for three consecutive years from 2011 to 2013 at Floricultural Research Station, Hyderabad to find out efficient and economically feasible chemicals for weed control in Gladiolus. Among four pre- emergence herbicides i.e Atrazine, Metribuzin, Butachlor and Pendimethalin each at two different concentrations, the highest weed control efficiency at 75 DAP(63.7%) was achieved with Pendimethalin applied at 1 kg a.i/ha followed by Metribuzin 0.5 kg a.i /ha (63.2%). Though Pendimethalin @ 0.75 kg a.i/ha was effective in controlling the weeds as well as promoting growth and flower quality of the crop, the highest gross monetary returns per hectare and maximum B:C ratio was achieved with Butachlor@1.5kga.i/ha with highest corm yield of 1,66,250 corms per ha.
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