Book Detail: Weed Management in Horticulture Crops with Practicals
Author: Dr. D. D. Sharma, Dr. C. Chinnaswamy, Sh. Mohinder Singh
Introduction, harmful and beneficial effects, Classification, propagation and dissemination, Weed biology and ecology, crop weed association, Concepts of weed prevention, control and eradication, Methods of weed control – physical, cultural, chemical and biological methods, Integrated weed management, Herbicides: advantages and limitations of herbicide usage in India, Herbicide classification, formulations, methods of application- Introduction to adjuvant and their use in herbicides, Introduction to selectivity of herbicides, Compatibility of herbicides with other agro-chemicals, Weed management in major field and horticultural crops, shift of weed flora in cropping systems, Problematic weeds and their control.
Identification of weeds, Survey of weeds in crop fields and other habitats, Preparation of herbarium of weeds, Calculation of weed control efficiency and weed index, Herbicide label information, Computation of herbicide doses, Study of herbicide application equipment and calibration, Demonstration of methods of herbicide application, Preparation of listing of commonly available herbicides, Study of phytotoxicity symptoms of herbicides in different crops, Biology of Nut sedge, Bermuda grass, Parthenium and Celosia, Economics of weed control practices, Tours and visits of problem areas.
Outlines of Weed Management
Lecture 1. Introduction- definitions, characteristics or features of weed, origin and history of weeds
Lecture 2. Harmful and beneficial effects of weeds
Lecture 3. Classification of weeds
Lecture 4. Propagation of weeds , methods of weed propagation, dissemination of weeds, methods of weed dissemination, persistence of weeds
Lecture 5. Weed biology – weed categorization, woody plants, according to morphology, invasive weeds
Lecture 6. Weed ecology and crop weed competition
Lecture 7. Factors affecting crop weed competition/interference, allelopathy- allelochemicals, allelopathic effect of weeds on weeds, allelopathy and weed control
Lecture 8. Weed control (Mechanical/cultural/biological)
Lecture 9. Chemical weed control- advantages of herbicides, classification of herbicides
Lecture 10. Method of herbicide application- soil and foliar application, time of herbicide application
Lecture 11. Adjuvants- kinds of adjuvant, factors affecting herbicide persistence in the soil
Lecture 12. Selectivity of herbicides
Lecture 13. Chemical classification of herbicides
Lecture 14. Integrated weed management-physical, cultural and biological strategies
Lecture 15. Control of problematic weeds
Lecture 16. Weed management in fruit crops -temperate, subtropical and tropical fruits
Exercise 1. Identification of weeds
Exercise 2. Survey of weeds in crop fields and other habitats
Exercise 3. Preparation of herbarium of weeds
Exercise 4. How to calculate weed control efficiency and weed index
Exercise 5. Herbicide label information’s
Exercise 6. How to calculate herbicide dose
Exercise 7. Study of herbicide application equipment and calibration
Exercise 8. Demonstration of methods of herbicide application
Exercise 9. Commonly used herbicides and their trade name
Exercise 10. How to measure phytotoxicity of herbicides
Exercise 11. Biology of nut sedge
Exercise 12. Biology of bermuda grass
Exercise 13. Biology of parthenium
Exercise 14. Biology of celosia sp.
Exercise 15. Economics of weed control practices
Exercise 16. Tours and visits of problem areas
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