A field experiment was conducted during kharif 2014 at students’ farm of Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, college of agriculture, Kaul (Kaithal). The experiment consisted of four transplanting dates (June 15, July 5, July 25 and August 15) in main plots and six weed control treatments in sub plots treatments consisted of pre-emergence application of pretilachlor, oxadiargyl alone and sequential application of pre and post emergence herbicides viz., pretilachlor fb bispyribac, oxadiargyl fb bispyribac, weed free check and unweeded check. Based on research investigation it was observed that early transplanting dates (June 15 and July 5) produced taller plant, higher tillers/m2 and crop dry matter accumulation at all growth stages. Early transplanting produced significantly higher number of effective tillers/m2 (263) along with higher number of filled grain/ panicle (85) than delayed planting (July 25 and August 15). The 1000-grain weight was not affected by time of transplanting. The highest grain yield (4363 kg/ha) was recorded under June 15 transplanting which was statistically at par to the grain yield (4058 kg/ha) obtained under July 5 transplanting. Among the weed management practices tried, weed free check resulted in the highest values of plant height (104.2 cm), tillers/m2 (305), crop dry matter accumulation (964 g/ m2), effective tillers/m2 (271), grains length (8.5 cm), filled grains/panicle (86.3) as well as grain (4516 kg/ha) and straw yield (5506 kg/ha) which were however, comparable to pre-emergence application of oxadiargyl followed by bispyribac-sodium applied at 25 DAT and pretilachlor followed by bispribac-sodium at 25DAT.
Bispyribac, Oxadiargyl, Pretilachlor, Quality, Transplanting date
Anonymous (2014b). Agricultural statistics at a glance. Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare. Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India.
Chopra, N.X., Chopra, Nisha and Yadav, R.N. (2006). Effect of transplanting dates on seed yield and quality of paddy cv. Pusa-44. Seed Res., 94(2):288-290.
Heisnam, P., Moiranthem, A., Keisham, A., Singh, N.I., Singh, A.H. and Singh, L. N. (2015). Efficacy of some promising weedicides on shallowland Transplanted rice (oryza sativa L.) Under rainfed Conditions. The Bio., 10(1): 459-463.
Rajkhowa, D.J., Deka, N.C., Borah, N. and Barua, I.C. (2007). Effect of herbicides with or without paddy weeder on weeds in transplanted summer rice (Oryza sativa). Indian J. Agron., 52(3):107-110.
Sharma, Neeraj, Singh, Naveen, Singh, Mandeep and Bharaj, T.S. (2008). Quality characterstics of aromatic fine grained rice (oryza sativa) genotype for utilization in basmati improvement. Indian J. Agric. Sci.,78(1):42-49.
Singh, I., Ram, M. and Nandal, D.P. (2007). Efficacy of new herbicides for weed control in transplanted rice under rice-wheat cropping system. Indian J. Weed Sci., 39(1&2): 28-31.
Singh, M. and Paikra P.R. (2014). Bio-efficacy of post-emergence herbicides in transplanted rice of chhattisgarh plains. The Bio., 9(3): 973-976.
Steel, R.G.D., Torrie, J.H., (1980). Principles and Procedures of Statistics. McGraw Hill Book Co. Inc., New York.
Subramanyam, D., Reddy, D.S. and Reddy, C.R. (2007). Influence of integrated weed management practices on growth and yield of transplanted rice (Oryza sativa). Crop Res., 34(1&2): 1-5.
This work is licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) © Author (s)