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Agricultural Science Digest, volume 35 issue 4 (december 2015) : 326-329

Effect of nitrogen and weed management on weed control efficiency and yield of fodder turnip

Govind Kumar*, Magan Singh, Rakesh Kumar, Koushik Paul, Pooja Gupta Soni, Avinash hauhan
1<p>ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute,&nbsp;Karnal-132 001, India.</p>
Cite article:- Kumar* Govind, Singh Magan, Kumar Rakesh, Paul Koushik, Soni Gupta Pooja, hauhan Avinash (2015). Effect of nitrogen and weed management on weed control efficiency andyield of fodder turnip . Agricultural Science Digest. 35(4): 326-329. doi: 10.18805/asd.v35i4.6871.

A field experiment was conducted at Forage Research and Management Centre, NDRI, Karnal during rabi season in 2013-14 to study the effect of nitrogen application and weed management on growth and yield of fodder turnip (Brassica compestris var. rapa) with four levels of nitrogen (0, 50, 100, and 150 kg N/ha) and four weed management practices (pendimethalin @ 1.0 kg a.i./ha, hand weeding, isoproturon @ 0.75 kg a.i./ha and weedy check) in split plot design. Among the nitrogen treatments 150 kg nitrogen/ha gave the highest growth, yield and better quality of fodder turnip. Application of  pendimethalin @1.0 kg a.i. proved better in terms of  growth and yield of turnip. Weed control efficiency was 65% with  150 kg N/ha and 83.23% with pendimethalin 1.0 kg a.i./ha.

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