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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:9, September, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 2999-3004

Different Weed Management Practices and Their Effect on Soil Micro Flora in Spring Season Sweet Corn (Zea mays L. saccharata) in Tarai Region of Uttarakhand
Prithwiraj Dey1*, Tej Pratap1, Sudershan Mishra2, Sanjib Kumar Sahoo3 and Saipayan Ghosh4
1Department of Agronomy, 2Department of Plant Physiology, 3Department of Soil Science, 4Department of Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, India
*Corresponding author

A study was conducted in the spring season of 2017 in sweet corn crop to evaluate different weed management practices with different combinations of cultural, manual methods with some recommended and new generation herbicides to find the best management practice with lowest impact upon soil health. Effectiveness of weed control measures were evaluated on the basis of total weed dry matter accumulation and weed control efficiency. Pre-emergence application of atrazine 1000 g/ha which is a generally practiced weed management measure was found to have detrimental effects upon soil micro flora as indicated from the decline in soil dehydrogenase activity. The study also indicated about the time that a healthy soil needs to recover from the damage caused to the soil micro flora by application of different chemicals.

Keywords: Atrazine, Dehydrogenase, Resilience, Sweet corn, Tembotrione, Halosulfuron-methyl

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Prithwiraj Dey, Tej Pratap, Sudershan Mishra, Sanjib Kumar Sahoo and Saipayan Ghosh. 2018. Different Weed Management Practices and Their Effect on Soil Micro Flora in Spring Season Sweet Corn (Zea mays L. saccharata) in Tarai Region of Uttarakhand.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 2999-3004. doi:
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