Effect of weed management practices on seed yield and nutrient (NPK) uptake in cowpea

DOI: 10.5958/0976-0571.2015.00136.8    | Article Id: LR-3264 | Page : 555-557
Citation :- Effect of weed management practices on seed yield and nutrient (NPK) uptake in cowpea.Legume Research-An International Journal.2015.(38):555-557
Anjana Kujur, Nisha Bhadauria and R.L. Rajput bhadauriasnisha2011@gmail.com
Address : RVSKVV, College of Agriculture, Gwalior-474 001, India.

Abstract

A field experiment was carried out during at kharif season of 2012 to access the effect of weed management practices on seed yield and nutrient uptake by crop and weeds in cowpea. Results showed that two hand weedings at 20 and 40 DAS gave significantly higher no. of seeds/plant (11.20), test weight (110.50), seed yield (1016 kg/ha) and net return (Rs. 22954 /ha) as compared to other treatments except pendimethalin@750gm/ha with one hand weeding at 40 DAS and imezathapyr (PoE) @75 gm/ha with one hand weeding at 40 DAS. Weed dry weight and weed index were lowest in two hand weeding at 20 and 40 DAS. Nutrients removed by weeds was highest in weedy check and lowest in two hand weeding treatment plot.

Keywords

Cowpea Herbicides NPK Uptake Weed management.

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