Weed management in aerobic rice systems

Jabran, Khawar and Chauhan, Bhagirath Singh (2015) Weed management in aerobic rice systems. Crop Protection, 78 151-163. doi:10.1016/j.cropro.2015.09.005

Author Jabran, Khawar
Chauhan, Bhagirath Singh
Title Weed management in aerobic rice systems
Journal name Crop Protection   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0261-2194
Publication date 2015-12-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.cropro.2015.09.005
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 78
Start page 151
End page 163
Total pages 13
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Aerobic rice systems can substitute the conventional rice cultivation system in the wake of water shortage and energy crises. The major constraint in the success of aerobic rice is high weed infestation. Hence, we have discussed the weed flora, yield losses, herbicide-resistant weeds, need for integrated weed management, and approaches to manage weeds in aerobic rice systems. A review of several studies indicated that 90 weed species were competing with rice under aerobic systems, causing 23–100% reductions in grain yield. Weed control in aerobic rice gets difficult due to shifts in weed flora and herbicide resistance development in weeds. A wide increase in grain yield (15–307%) by implementing different weed control practices elaborates the scope of weed management in aerobic rice. Practices, such as soil solarization, sowing of competitive crop cultivars, stale seedbed preparation, mulch application, correct fertilization, and intercropping, were found to have particular significance for managing weeds in aerobic rice systems. Moreover, hand weeding and mechanical control were more effective when combined with other weed control methods. Herbicides, such as pendimethalin, 2,4-D, penoxsulam, ethoxysulfuron, bispyribac-sodium, triclopyr, imazosulfuron, bensulfuron, pretilachlor, and metsulfuron, were found most effective in aerobic rice systems. Keeping in view the severity of weed infestation in these systems and the evolution of herbicide resistance, reliance on a single control method is out of question. Hence, the approach of integrated weed management is the most appropriate for proper weed management and the subsequent success of rice cultivation using aerobic systems.
Keyword Aerobic rice systems
Weed management
Yield losses
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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