An experiment was conducted during Kharif 2014 and 2015 at Agricultural Research Station, Dhadesu-gur, University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur, Karnataka, India, to know the herbicide sequence for weed man-agement in direct seeded rice. The dominant weeds in direct seeded rice were Echinochloa sp, Panicum repens, Cynodon doctylon, Leptochloa chinensis, Bracharia sp. Ludwigia parviflora, Commelena sp. and Cyperus sp. Pooled data revealed that, application of pyrazosulfuron ethyl 10 % WP at 20 g a.i./ha as pre-emergent herbicide followed by the application of Bispyribac sodium 10 % SC @ 250 ml/ha at 20 to 25 days after sowing as post-emergent herbi-cide in direct seeded rice was most effective in controlling of grasses, broad leaf weeds and sedges and increased the rice grain yield (5583 kg/ha) without any phytotoxic effect and which was onpar with the application of Pendime-thalin 30 EC @ 1 kg a.i. /ha as pre-emergent herbicide followed by one hand weeding at 30 days after sowing and weed free check .Therefore, the application of pre emergent herbicides followed by the post emergent herbicide application can reduce the weed problem in direct seeded rice.
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