EFFECT OF WEED MANAGEMENT PRACTICES ON GROWTH, YIELD, YIELD ATTRIBUTES AND QUALITY OF SOYBEAN (GLYCINE MAX. L)Aradhana Bali, B.R. Bazaya and R. Puniya
A field experiment was conducted during kharif season of 2011 at Research Farm, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Chatha, Jammu to evaluate the effect of weed management practice on growth, yield, yield attributes and quality of soybean. The lowest weed density and weed dry matter was recorded in twice hand weeding at 15 and 35 DAS followed by Imazethapyr @ 75 g a.i ha-1 + hoeing at 35 DAS. The highest yield attributes and seed yield (15.52 q ha-1) was recorded in weed free followed by hand-weeding at 15 and 35 days after sowing (15.28 q ha-1) and Imazethapyr @ 75 g a.i ha-1 + hoeing at 35 DAS (15.08 q ha-1). Although, the highest oil content in seed was recorded in weedy check while protein content (%) was recorded maximum in weed free followed by twice hand weeding at 15 and 35 DAS, Imazethapyr @ 75 g a.i ha-1 + hoeing at 35 DAS but all these were statistically non-significant.
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