Agriculture
Weed Management :: Maize


Major Weeds:

Grasses
Cyanodon dactylon Chloris barbata Dactyloctenium aegyptium
 
Pennisetunm cenchroides Brachiaria reptans  


Broad Leaved Weeds
Parthenium hysterophorus Trianthema portulacastrum Euphorbia prostrata
Amaranthus viridis Acalypha indica Corchorus olitorius


Sedges
Cyperus esculentus Cyperus rotundus

WEED MANAGEMENT

  • Apply Atrazine @ 0.25 kg/ha as pre-emergence on 3-5 DAS using Backpack/ Knapsack/ Rocker sprayer fitted with a flat fan nozzle using 500 litres of water/ha followed by one hand weeding on 30-35 DAS. (or)
  • Apply Atrazine @ 0.25 kg/ha as pre-emergence on 3-5 DAS followed by 2,4-D @ 1 kg/ha on 20-25 DAS, using Backpack/Knapsack/Rocker sprayer fitted with a flat fan nozzle using 500 litres of water/ha.
  • In line sown crop, apply PE Atrazine @ 0.25 kg/ha on 3-5 DAS followed by Twin Wheel hoe weeder weeding on 30-35 DAS.
  • Apply herbicide when there is sufficient moisture in the soil.
  • Do not disturb the soil after herbicide application.
  • If pulse crop is to be raised as intercrop, do not use Atrazine. Spray Pendimethalin @0.75 kg/ha as pre emergence on 3-5 DAS.
    Unweeded Maize field Weed infested maize field

    Hoe and hand weed on the 17th or 18th day of sowing
     Weeding operation
    Weedfree maize field