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Common weeds associated with chickpea

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  1. Chickpea is sensitive to weed competetion.

  2. Losses in seed yield vary from 40 to 87% due to weed competition.

  3. About 60 weed species have been reported to infest chickpea fields.

Weed free crop

Lathyrus tuberosus

Portulaca oleracea

Common weeds associated with chickpea

Scientific Name

Common Name

Chenopodium album

Lambsquarters

Melilotus indica

Annual yellow sweet clover

Lathyrus tuberosus

Earth-nut pea

Medicago denticulata

Burclover

Polygonum aviculare

Knotweed

Euphorbia exigua

Spurge

Anagallis arvensis

Scarlet pipmpernel

Sinapis arvensis

Wild mustard

Brassica compestris

Wild turnip

Raphanus raphanistrum

Wild radish

Galium aparine

Catchweed bedstraw

Amaranthus retroflexus

Pigweed

Portulaca oleracea

Common purslane

Avena fatua

Wild oat

Phalaris minor

Canarygrass

Euphorbia exigua

Avena fatua

Amaranthus retroflexus

Weed Control

Chemical control
Herbicides which are effective in controlling weeds in chickpea are listed below.

Herbicide

Rate in a.i. ha-1

Pre-sowing

Trifluralin

0.40 L or 1.0 kg

Triallate

0.40 L

Oxyfluorfen

0.36 L

Pre-emergence

Pendimethalin

1.5 kg

Alachlor

1.5 kg

Tribunil

1.5 kg

Post-emergence

Prometryne

0.5 L or 0.25 kg

Methabenzthiazuron

0.47 kg

 

 

 

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