Weeds in Indian Agriculture: Problems and prospects to become self sufficient

Yaduraju, N T and Sharma, A R and Rao, A N (2015) Weeds in Indian Agriculture: Problems and prospects to become self sufficient. Indian Farming, 65 (07). 02-06. ISSN 0019-4786

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Weeds are one of the major biological constraints that compete with crops for natural resources as well as added inputs and are limiting production and productivity in arable crops, fruits, vegetables, grass lands, forestry and aquatic environment. Despite continuous research and extension efforts made in of weed science, weeds continue to cause considerable losses to farming in India. As per the available estimates, weeds cause up to one-third of the total losses in yield, besides impairing produce quality, nutrient depletion, serving as alternate hosts to insect pests and diseases, loss of biodiversity and various kinds of health and environmental hazards. The dynamic nature of weeds necessitates the continuous monitoring and refining weed management strategies foe alleviating adverse effects of weeds in India. This paper presents a summary of information on weeds and weed management in India with a brief account on future strategies in the context of changing climate.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Others
Uncontrolled Keywords: Weeds, Indian Agriculture, Weed Problems
Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2015 11:00
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2015 04:36
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/9090
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