Research Article
Volume 6 Issue 2 - 2020
Influence of Plant Population on Weed Infestation and Yield of Rapeseed Cultivars
Shafiullah1*, Fazal Munsif2, Arshad Ali2, Jan E Alam2, Jalal Hussain1 and Bilal Ahmed1
1Department of Agronomy, University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan
2Department of Agronomy, University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Amir Muhammad Khan Campus Mardan, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: Shafiullah, Department of Agronomy, University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan.
Received: November 22, 2019; Published: January 28, 2020




Abstract

Plant population densities highly affect architectural characteristics of plant and ultimately weeds infestation is affected. An experiment was conducted in randomized complete block design with three replications at Palatoo Research Farm, Amir Muhammad Khan Campus Mardan, The University of Agriculture Peshawar Pakistan during 2015-16 to investigate the effect of plant spacing and two cultivars (Zahoor and NARC) on seed yield and weeds infestation. The effect of different plant spacing i.e. (10, 15 and 20 cm) and two cultivars (Zahoor and NARC) were analyzed in this study. Results of the study indicated that plant spacing and cultivars had significant effect on weed infestation. Among the spacing 10 cm showed good competition with weeds and maximum yield was also obtained with 10 cm spacing along using zahoor variety. It is concluded that cv. zahoor were highly resistance to weeds due to faster growth and recommended for cultivation in the agro-ecological condition of Mardan.

Keywords: Grain Yield; Weeds Density; Fresh and Dry Weight of Weeds

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Citation: Shafiullah., et al. “Influence of Plant Population on Weed Infestation and Yield of Rapeseed Cultivars”. EC Agriculture 6.2 (2020): 01-06.

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