International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences
ISSN: 2319-7706 Volume 2 Number 6 (2013) pp. 293-298
Studies on weed diversity of Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) crop fields of Marathwada Region
J.A.Dhole1* , K.D. Lone2 , N.A. Dhole3 and S.S. Bodke1
1Department of Botany, Yeshwant Mahavidyalaya, Nanded-431602, 2Rajarshi Shahu College of Pharmacy & Research, Tathwade, Pune-411033 3School of Life Sciences, S.R.T.M. University, Nanded-431606 *Corresponding author e-mail:
Total 30 weed species were collected which related to 15 families and 26 generas from the rabbi wheat field in the Marathwada region. The weed survey of this region was made during December, 2007 to December, 2010. Maximum number of species (07) belongs to family Euphorbiaceae, followed by Family Asteraceae (04 species), Amaranthaceae and Cyperaceae (03 each species). Two species were found to be Poaceae, Solanaceae and Molluginaceae. One species were found to be remaining families. In floristic survey, two weeds were found to be climber, seven were prostrate and remaining was erect. Thirteen weeds were found to be common, ten were occasional and seven were rare in rabbi season wheat fields. From this survey the two weed species specific for the rabbi wheat field only and not from other crop fields the Nanded district i.e. Chenopodium album L. and Boerhavia erecta L.
Weed diversity; Nanded district; wheat; Specific weeds; common weeds; occasional weeds; Rare weeds.