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Jangli jai

Jangali Jai

Common name: Wild oat

Scientific Name: Avena fatua


  • Wild oat belongs to the poaceae family and during initial growth stage wild oat plants are resemble with wheat and cultivated oat.
  • It is a highly competitive weed and its plant is taller than wheat (120 cm).
  • Panicles are composed of green spikelets and each spikelet have 2 to 3 brownish green flowers.
  • After maturity seeds shatter and have very long persistence in the soil.
  • It prefers well-drained light textured soil and favorable temperature for germination is 20-25°C.
  • It has long broad leaves having bright green colour. Leaves are linear and alternate.



Control Measure

  • Pre-emergence spray of pendimethalin 30 EC(Stomp) @ at the rate of 3.3 liter/ha in 500-750 litres of water at the time of 2-3 days after sowing. There should be good soil moisture for better performance.
  • Post-emergence application of isoproturon at the rate of 1.0kg/ha in 250-300 litres of water at the time of 30-35 days after sowing.

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