Efficacy of Herbicidal Combinations Tank Mixed with Zinc and Iron Sulphate against Weeds in Wheat (Triticum aestivum )

2022 Indian Journal of Ecology  
Weeds are affecting wheat production significantly and now days, micronutrients deficiency is also being observed in wheat growing areas. Field experiment was conducted at RRS, Bawal during season of 2018-19 to evaluate the efficacy of post-emergence herbicidal Rabi combinations with Zn or/and Fe against complex weed flora in wheat. Experiment consisted of 18 treatments. Four herbicidal combinations viz. clodinafop + metsulfuron@ 60 g ha , sulfosulfuron + metsulfuron @ 32 g ha , mesosulfuron +
more » ... odosulfuron @ 14.4 g ha , pinoxaden + -1 -1 -1carfentrazone @ (50 + 20 g ha ) were evaluated for efficacy with Zn, Fe and with both Zn as well as Fe. Satisfactory weed control was observed -1 with all the treatments of herbicidal combinations.Among sole herbicidal combinations, application of mesosulfuron + iodosulfuron (14.4 g ha ) -1resulted lowest population and dry weight of grassy weeds whereas application of pinoxaden + carfentrazone (50 + 20 g ha ) was most -1effective against broad leaved weeds. Tank mixing of Fe improved the efficacy of herbicidal combinations. Efficacy of herbicidal combinations was further increased when Zn was tank mixed with herbicidal combinations. Highest weed control efficiency was recorded when herbicidal combinations were applied as tank mixed with both, Zn and Fe sulphate.
doi:10.55362/ije/2022/3539 fatcat:ubdrctuxmnc6hnnhfycohjqonm