publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Weed flora, yield losses and weed control in cotton crop

Jabran, Khawar;
Open Access German
  • Published: 23 Feb 2016 Journal: Julius-Kühn-Archiv, issue 452, pages 177-182 (issn: 1868-9892, eissn: 1868-9892, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Julius Kühn-Institut
Abstract
Cotton (Gossypium spp.) is the most important fiber crop of world and provides fiber, oil, and animals meals. Weeds interfere with the growth activities of cotton plants and compete with it for resources. All kinds of weeds (grasses, sedges, and broadleaves) have been noted to infest cotton crop. Weeds can cause more than 30% decrease in cotton productivity. Several methods are available for weed control in cotton. Cultural control carries significance for weed control up to a certain extent. However, mechanical control and chemical control are the backbone of weed management plans in cotton crop. Use of allelopathy has also been found effective for suppressing ...
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Medical Subject Headings: food and beveragesfungiparasitic diseasesrespiratory system
free text keywords: cotton, weed-crop competition, weed management, yield losses, Baumwolle, Ertragsverluste, Unkraut-Kultur-Interaktion, Unkrautmanagement, lcsh:Agriculture, lcsh:S, lcsh:Botany, lcsh:QK1-989
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