BIO – EFFICACY OF TRAXOS 5% EC (PINOXADEN 2.53% + CLODINAFOP PROPARGYL 2.53%) AGAINST WEED CONTROL IN WHEAT
Jyoti Pawar, Rohitashav Singh*, A.P. Singh, Rekha, Ram Pal, Mahavir Singh and Gajan Pal Singh
Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar -263145 U.S.Nagar, Uttarakhand
[Corresponding author E-mail*: rohitash_1961 @ rediffmail.com]
Received: 22-08-2015 Accepted: 16-11-2015
An experiment was conducted during Rabi seasons 2011-12 and 2012-13 at Pantnagar to see the effect of Traxos against weed flora in wheat. The field experiment was infested with Phalaris minor, Avena fatua , Chenopodium album, Rumex spinosus, Coronopus didymus, M. alba and Polygonum plebejium during both the years. The result indicated Ready mix combination of pinoxaden 2.53% + clodinafop- propargyl 2.53% (Traxos 5EC) was evaluated for the control of grassy weeds in wheat. It was very effective in controlling Phalaris minor and Avena ludoviciana, but was ineffective for control of broad-leaf weeds. Maximum weed control efficiency (86.3 & 75.9 %) was observed with application of Traxos at 60 g/ha closely followed by its lower dose applied at 50 g/ha and clodinafop-propargyl at 60 g/ha. Traxos at 60 g/ha produced maximum higher grain yield (4633 & 4538 kg/ ha) as compared to rest of the herbicidal treatments. Uncontrolled weeds reduced the grain yield of wheat by (49 & 45 %) over Traxos at 60 g/ha during 2011-12 & 2012-13.
Keywords: Rabi seasons, Traxos, herbicide, wheat, yield, weed