Effect of Tillage and Weed Management Practices on Growth and Yield Attributes of Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

Gaurav Shukla

Tradecorp Rovensa India Pvt. Ltd., India and Acharya Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology, Kumarganj, Ayodhya 224229, U.P., India.

R.S. Singh

Acharya Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology, Kumarganj, Ayodhya 224229, U.P., India.

Rishabh Singh Chandel

Acharya Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology, Kumarganj, Ayodhya 224229, U.P., India and Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur- 208002, U.P., India.

Ankit Singh *

Department of Agronomy, Kamla Nehru Institute of Technology, Sultanpur- 228118, U.P., India.

Suneel Kumar

Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut- 250110, U.P., India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

A field experiment was conducted during the Rabi season of 2017-18 at Acharya Narendra Deva University of Agriculture & Technology, Kumarganj, Ayodhya 224229 (U.P.) to study the effect of various tillage and weed management practices on growth parameters, yield attributes and yield of wheat crop. The combination of treatments were five tillage system in main plot viz., TPR-CT, W-CT (T1), TPR-CT+W-ZT+S-ZT (T2), DSR-CT+W-CT+S-ZT (T3), DSR-ZT+W-ZTR+S-ZT (T4) and DSR-ZTR+W-ZTR+S-ZT (T5) and three-level of weed management practices in sub plot viz., Clodinafop + metsulfuron @ 60 + 4g/ha at 30 DAS (W1), Clodinafop + metsulfuron @ 60 + 4g/ha at 30 DAS fb 1 hand weeding at 45 DAS (W2) and 1 hand weeding at 45 DAS (W3) in wheat were tested with 3 replication in split-plot design. The soil was silt loam in texture and medium in fertility status. Among various tillage and weed management practices DSR-ZT+R, W-ZT+R, S-ZT (T5) and Clodinafop + metsulfuron 60 + 4g/ha at 30 DAS fb 1 hand weeding at 45 DAS (W2) resulted in lowest in total weed density and total weed dry weight (g/m2) and highest values of growth parameters, yield attributes and yield in comparison to other tillage practices and weed management practices.

Keywords: Wheat, tillage practices, weed management, conservation agriculture, cropping system


How to Cite

Shukla , Gaurav, R.S. Singh, Rishabh Singh Chandel, Ankit Singh, and Suneel Kumar. 2023. “Effect of Tillage and Weed Management Practices on Growth and Yield Attributes of Wheat (Triticum Aestivum L.)”. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change 13 (10):1718-24. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijecc/2023/v13i102828.

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