Effect of weedicide in minimization of weed menance in Nagpur manadarin orchard.
During Kharif season weed poses serious threats in mandarin orchards and sometimes the infestation of weed flora is so high that it creates great challenge in maintaining the plant growing and surviving properly. To counter weed problem, weedicides have proven its worth. Labour availability getting problematic day by day, option of weed control rests with the view of weedicide with such an idea an experiment was conducted with a view to assess the efficacy of weedicide in countering weed growth in newly grown mandarin orchard. The orchard was having heavy infestation of Echinochloa colona, Celosia sp., Cassia tora, Commelina communis, C. benghalensis, Abelmoschus moschatus, Euphorbia xeniculata, Parthenium hysterophorus, etc. From the experiment it appeared that isoproturon 75% WP @ 2% was found most efficacious out of 2,4-D, oxyflourfen, glyphosate and imazethapyr used to control weeds in mandarin orchard.