Vol. 15 No. 2
Response of various chemicals, neem cake and hand pulling on growth and development of Egyptian broomrape (Phelipanche aegyptiaca) in Indian mustard
Author(s): R. SHARMA, 1AMARJEET AND S. S. PUNIA
Abstract: A field experiment was conducted to study the effect of glyphosate, neem cake, pendimethalin, metalaxyl and fertilizer dose combinations on growth and development of Egyptian broomrape (Phelipanche aegyptiaca) in Indian mustard. All the treatments involving glyphosate spray increased the plant height and siliquae plant-1, 1,000 -seed weight, oil content and seed yield of mustard as compared to control. Application of 100 or 125% of recommended dose of fertilizer (N and P) + foliar sprays of glyphosate at 25 and 50 g ha-1 + 1.0% solution of (NH4)2 SO4 at 25 and 55 DAS, respectively reduced the infestation and fresh weight (g m-2) of P. aegyptiaca significantly throughout the growing season and proved best in increasing yield as well as oil content in Indian mustard. Use of neem cake, pendimethalin and metalaxyl either alone or in combination with glyphosate exhibited control of P. aegyptiaca at early growth stages only.
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