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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 6
First page : (1260) Last page : (1266)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2653

Eco-friendly Weed Management Options for Crop Production: A Review

Fakeerappa Arbhanvi1*, U. K. Hulihalli2 and Shivanand Kamble3
1Ph.D. Scholars, Department of Agronomy, 2Professor of Agronomy, 3Department of Soil Science,
University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad-580005, India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: fakeer4694@gmail.com
Received: 3.03.2017  |  Revised: 11.04.2017   |  Accepted: 15.04.2017  


Weed competition is a major limiting factor for the productivity of crops. Weeds deplete nutrients, water and light their by reduce the crop yields drastically. Hence, weed management has became main concern to achieve higher productivity of crops. As the weed cause nearly 37 per cent of the total loss, every attempt has to be made to contain the weed menace and uphold the production. Weed management takes away nearly one third of total cost of production of field crops. In India, the manual weed control is quite popular and effective. Of late, labour has become scarce and costly due to industrilization, diversification of agriculture and urbanization. The usage of herbicides in India and elsewhere in the world is increasing due to possible benefits to farmers and continuous use of the same group of herbicides over a period of time on a same piece of land leads to ecological imbalance in terms of weed shift and environmental pollution. The complexity of these situations has resulted in a need to develop a wholistic sustainable ecofriendly weed management programme throughout the farming period. This article reviews the ecofriendly weed management tool which is the best option for effective weed control and that are socially acceptable, environmentally benign, cost-effective and leads to higher productivity of crops.    

Key words: Ecofriendly, Cultural, Physical, Biological, Productivity

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Cite this article: Arbhanvi, F., Hulihalli, U. K. and Kamble, S., Eco-friendly Weed Management Options For Crop Production: A Review, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(6): 1260-1266 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2653