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Vol. 11, Issue 3 (2022)

Promising cultural weed management practices to limit crop-weed competition in Peas (Pisum sativum L.) in the North-western Himalayan Region

Author(s):
Gaytri Hetta, SS Rana, Sarwan Kumar and Belal Ahmad Mujahed
Abstract:
Garden pea is an important offseason vegetable, which is widely grown as cash crop during winter and summer in north-west Himalayan region. Among the several factors responsible for low yield of winter legumes, competition due to weeds is the important one. Uncontrolled weed growth in pea has been reported to cause yield reductions from 37.3 to 64.4%. Slow initial growth, wider spacing and fairly good application of FYM along with inorganic fertilizers provide congenial environment for weeds. The dominant weed species in pea crop were Stellaria media, Phalaris minor, Vicia sativa, Tulipa asiatica, Vicia hirsuta, Avena ludoviciana, Poa annua and Anagallis arvensis. Since environmental protection is a global concern, the age-old agronomic manipulations, viz. tillage and inter-cultivation, inter cropping, mulching, cover crops, crop rotation, higher seed rate or plant populations, planting at closer spacing, nutrient management, planting methods, and other agro-techniques are used for weed management. Therefore, a review based on cultural weed management practices in organically managed pea was done.
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How to cite this article:
Gaytri Hetta, SS Rana, Sarwan Kumar, Belal Ahmad Mujahed. Promising cultural weed management practices to limit crop-weed competition in Peas (Pisum sativum L.) in the North-western Himalayan Region. Pharma Innovation 2022;11(3):633-641.

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