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Agricultural Reviews, volume 38 issue 1 (march 2017) : 41-50

Weed management in direct seeded rice: A review

Sheeja K Raj*1, Elizabeth K Syriac2
1<p>Coconut Research Station,&nbsp;Balaramapuram, Thiruvananthapuram, 695 501, India.</p>
Cite article:- Raj*1 K Sheeja, Syriac2 K Elizabeth (2017). Weed management in direct seeded rice: A review . Agricultural Reviews. 38(1): 41-50. doi: 10.18805/ag.v0iOF.7307.

Weeds are the major biological constraint in direct seeded rice (DSR) due to the concurrent emergence of competitive weeds, absence of water to suppress weeds at the time of seedling emergence and emergence of difficult to control weeds. Strategies on weed management in direct seeded rice depend on critical period of weed control, weed flora and method to be adopted.  In order to achieve the long term and sustainable management of weeds in DSR an integration of different weed management strategies like integrated weed management (IWM) are essential. The literature regarding the critical period of weed control, weed flora and different methods for the sustainable management of weeds in direct seeded rice are reviewed in this paper.

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