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Evaluation of some weed control treatments for long season weed control in maize (Zea mays L.) under zero and minimum tillage at Samaru, in Nigeria

Author:
Ishaya, D.B., Tunku, P., Kuchinda, N.C.
Source:
Crop protection 2008 v.27 no.7 pp. 1047-1051
ISSN:
0261-2194
Subject:
minimum tillage, plant growth, manual weed control, Zea mays, no-tillage, herbicides, corn, grain yield, Nigeria
Abstract:
The effect of weed control treatments for long season control of weeds in maize under zero and minimum tillage was evaluated at Samara in northern Nigeria. Among the weed control treatments evaluated, soil ridging plus application of either 2,4-D or atrazine at 1.5kga.i/ha performed well as they effectively controlled weeds and resulted in better growth and a grain yield that was comparable to the hand weed control. Maize production under minimum tillage was better than under zero tillage.
Agid:
726609