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Legume Research, volume 43 issue 1 (february 2020) : 117-121

The effects of weed density and different weed control applications on yield and yield components of chickpea cultivars

Melih Yilar Omer Sozen, Ufuk Karadavut
1Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Kirsehir Ahi Evran University, Kirsehir, Turkey.
  • Submitted12-02-2019|

  • Accepted25-06-2019|

  • First Online 04-10-2019|

  • doi 10.18805/LR-480

Cite article:- Sozen Omer Yilar Melih, Karadavut Ufuk (2019). The effects of weed density and different weed control applications on yield and yield components of chickpea cultivars. Legume Research. 43(1): 117-121. doi: 10.18805/LR-480.
This study was conducted to determine the effects of weed density and different weed control treatments on chickpea yield and yield components. The experiment was carried out in split plot design with 3 replications in experimental fields of Kirsehir Ahi Evran University during 2016 and 2017 crop seasons. Total nine treatments (no weed control, permanent weed control, one-time hoeing, two-time hoeing, three-time hoeing, herbicide application after emergence, one-time hoeing with herbicide application, two-time hoeing with herbicide application and three-time hoeing with herbicide application) were compared to know the most effective weed control method. Vaccaria pyramidata Medik., Sinapis arvensis L., Acroptilon repens L. weed species were found to be the most intense in the experimental area. All weed control applications had significant effect on chickpea yield and yield components compared to weedy plots. Three-time hoeing with herbicide application increased the yield by 361.55-478.50% compared to weedy plots. Likewise, three-time hoeing application even increased the yield by 348.50-357.09% compared to weedy plots. The results revealed that three-time hoeing with herbicide and three-time hoeing applications stood out in weed management to obtain a good yield in chickpea cultivation at Kirsehir province.
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