ECONOMICS OF POST EMERGENCE HERBICIDES FOR CONTROL OF WEEDS IN WHEAT (Triticum aestivum L.)
Abdur Rashid, Abdul Aziz, Muhammad Ehsan Elahi, Muhammad Mansoor and Muhammad Yaqoob
Experiment was commenced to conclude the effect of diverse herbicides for weeds control in wheat crop during 2014 - 2015. The treatments including control (T1), Buctril Super (T2), Bromoxynil (T3), Austrian-M (T4), Segal (T5) and Dormic (6), and were arranged in Randomized Complete Block (RCB) design with three replications at Arid Zone Research Farm, D.I. Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Data on the grain yield and yield components of wheat indicated that all the treatments of herbicides effectively controlled the weeds and provided conducive environment for growth of the crop that increased the growth and grain yield of the crop. The number of grains spike-1and thousand grains weight was significantly increased in all the treatments of herbicides compared to the control. The highest yield of grain was obtained in the treatment of Buctril Super where weeds were completely killed compared to all other treatments of herbicides. An economic analysis showed that the benefit to cost ratio (BCR) of the treatment Buctril Super was higher. Thus, Buctril super at 750 mL ha-1 proved to be the useful herbicide for weed control in wheat.