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Integrated Weed Management in Turmeric: A Review  

Sathiyavani Erulan1 , N. K.  Prabhakaran2 , C. Chinnusamy3 , R.  Shanmugasundram2 , K. Soorianathsundaram4
1 Department of Agronomy, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Professor, Department of Agronomy, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Dean, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Madurai, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
4 Professor, Department of Horticulture, HC & RI, TNAU, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
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Genomics and Applied Biology, 2015, Vol. 6, No. 3   doi: 10.5376/gab.2015.06.0003
Received: 03 Feb., 2015    Accepted: 08 Feb., 2015    Published: 11 Feb., 2015
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E. SATHIYAVANI et al., 2015, Integrated Weed Management in Turmeric- A Review, Genomics and Applied Biology, Vol.6, No.3, 1-15 (doi: 10.5376/gab.2015.06.0003)

Abstract

Weeds constitute a major component among the bottlenecks for successful crop production. Weeds are generally hardy species having vigorous, deep root system and compete very efficiently with cultivated crops for the nutrients available in the soil and for the much needed moisture and sunlight. Weeding is one of the important farm operations for agricultural crops. Different types of weeders are used in different parts of a country. Since, a major portion of labour input is spent on weeding operations; it was felt that the technology of weeding should be improved for the benefit of the farmers.
For proper implementation of this, a few selected existing methods are need to be evaluated to formulate an efficient and economically viable integrated weed management practice. In this connection, the literature on various aspects related to the proposed study was collected and summarized in this chapter.

Keywords
Integrated Weed Management; Turmeric; kharif season
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