Efficiency of different herbicides in controlling weeds in jute fields.
Tetrapion at 3 kg a.i./ha applied before sowing jute largely suppressed grassy weeds and also controlled nutsedge by 30-40%. MSMA as Ansar 529 or Daconate at 4.5 kg a.i./ha also gave good control of weeds when applied as a directed spray to 3 wk-old jute plants. Dalapon at 6 kg a.i./ha alone or in combination with MSMA at half the rates as directed sprays gave good suppression of weeds. All the herbicides increased the fibre yields compared to no hand weeding. Wheat or oat grown in the following season, showed no phytotoxicity of the herbicides on germination, stand or grain/fodder yields.