Evaluation of different weed management practices in cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata L.).
A field experiment was conducted during rabi 2010 at Model Orchard, College of Horticulture, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad to study the effectiveness of integrated weed management in cabbage. The experiment was laid out in randomized block design with three replications and 13 treatments with pre-emergence herbicides (PE) pendimethalin, oxyfluorfen, alachlor and a post-emergence herbicide propaquizafop and cultural practices hand weeding, black polythene mulch and their combinations. The results indicated that the pre-emergence application of oxyfluorfen followed by soil covering with black polythene mulch recorded least weed count, dry weight of weeds, higher weed control efficiency (72.63 per cent) and favoured the head initiation, early yield, fresh weight and dry weight of heads and highest economic yield (32 t ha-1), which was at par with treatment Pendimethalin C.S (PE) fallowed by black polythene mulch.