International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2018)
Review and outlook of weed management in Pearl millet
Author(s): Charul Chaudhary, Seema Dahiya, Sarita Rani and Sheshnath Pandey
Abstract: Pearl millet is an important staple food in arid and semi-arid tropics of Asia and Africa. Low productivity and susceptibility to biotic and abiotic factors are the major causes for declining area and productivity of millets in India. As the pearl millet is grown predominantly in the hot and humid rainy season, weeds deprive these crops of vital nutrients and moisture and bring down the yield considerably. Because of wider row spacing and slow initial growth in pearl millet, weeds are more problematic during initial crop growth period, and therefore, early control is required to optimize the yield. The aim of this report is to critique the research that has been conducted pertaining to diverse aspects of weed management in pearl millet while also identifying key knowledge gaps that should be addressed in future research. Literature indicates that satisfactory weed control can be achieved by integration of pre-emergence herbicides with one manual/mechanical weeding. Additionally, future research is needed to evaluate the post-emergence herbicides that are the best suited for pearl millet and pearl millet based intercropping systems to improve weed control and reduce environmental impacts, including herbicide residues.
Pages: 2346-2350 | 242 Views 9 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Charul Chaudhary, Seema Dahiya, Sarita Rani, Sheshnath Pandey. Review and outlook of weed management in Pearl millet. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(2):2346-2350.