Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances

Year: 2012
Volume: 11
Issue: 23
Page No. 4352 - 4359

Effectiveness of Different Weed Management Methods in Silage Maize (Zea mays L.) and Effect on Yield

Authors : Bunyamin Demir and Ismail Ozturk

Abstract: In this study, the determination of the effect of band herbicide, hoeing, brushing and flaming methods that has been used especially row crops on weed management on the parameters of weed management and yield in silage maize has been aimed. Tillage, seed bed preparation, planting and fertilization were applied at the all area of experiment plots with the same method weed management tool and machines have been run at three different ground speeds. After application the number of weeds in the experimental areas were determined using the framework with 0.5 m2 and compared with the control plots. The best weed control in the weed management areas was determined in the lowest ground speed of Band Herbicide Method with a value of 79% in the 1st year and 81% in the 2nd year. The speed increasing in applied Weed Management Methods caused to increse on weed numbers, the control effectiveness in increasing speeds decreased. As a result, the usage of brushing weeder and flaming which are among alternative Weed Management Methods at lower ground speed in the maize production areas has been effective on weeds at earlier periods. In the research, yield and yield components investigated were negatively affected by weeds and therfore significant differences were determined in management methods according to variance analysis. The highest yield was obtained in the band herbicide application applied by field crop sprayer the lowest yield was obtained in control plots.

How to cite this article:

Bunyamin Demir and Ismail Ozturk, 2012. Effectiveness of Different Weed Management Methods in Silage Maize (Zea mays L.) and Effect on Yield. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 11: 4352-4359.

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