E. ARUNA*, G. KARUNA SAGAR AND A. PRATAP KUMAR REDDY
Agricultural Research Station, Utukur, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh
A field experiment was conducted at Agricultural Research Station, Utukur, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh during summer season of 2018 to test the efficiency of pendimethalin, quizalofop ethyl and metribuzin herbicides in broadcasted sesame. The experiment comprised of ten treatments laid out in a randomized block design with three replications. Among the different herbicides tested pre emergence application of pendimethalin @ 0.75 kg ha-1 and post emergence application of quizalofop ethyl @ 0.05 kg ha-1 at 20 DAS recorded lower weed density and dry weight. Quizalofop ethyl was effective in controlling annual grasses only. Application of metribuzin though controlled weeds it caused phytotoxicity to sesame crop.
Broadcasted sesame, metribuzin, pendimethalin, quizalofop ethyl, weed control