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Ikisan - Weed management in turmeric cultivation

Introduction

  • Three or four hoeings are necessary depending on the nature of soil and intensity of weed growth.
  • Weeding may be done thrice at 60, 120, and 150 DAP for better results.
  • Hoeing can be done by working a country plough between rows when planting is done in ridges and furrows.
  • Early weeding may be avoided in the case of pre-emergence herbicides.

 
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Ikisan - Chemical weed control in turmeric cultivation

Chemical Weed Control

  • Pre and post emergence application of herbicides are recommended for turmeric to control weeds effectively.

The following herbicides are used for weed control

Name of herbicide

Time of application

Dosage

Simazine

Pre-emergence

2 kg a.i/ha

Butachlor

Pre- emergence

3.0 kg a.i /ha

Basalin

Pre- emergence

1.5 kg a.i /ha


 
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Ikisan - Mulching in turmeric cultivation

Mulching

  • Due to slow germination and initial growth of turmeric, different types of mulches can be used to protect the sprouts and conserve moisture, besides reducing weed growth. Mulching enhances germination.
  • The crop is to be mulched immediately after planting with green leaves or banana psuedostem or sugarcane trash at the rate of 12 to 15 tonnes per hectare. It may be repeated for second time after 50 days worth the same quantity of green leaves after weeding and application of fertilizers.
  • Mulching of Sal leaves, Shorea robusta, has been found to be beneficial in India and can be placed by sunhemp.

 
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