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Asian Journal of Plant Sciences
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 708-711
DOI: 10.3923/ajps.2007.708.711
 
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Investigation on Weed Control Methods in Citrus Orchard in Cukurova Region-Turkey

Onur Koloren and F. Nezihi Uygur

Abstract:
The experiment was conducted in citrus growing areas in the Cukurova Region in 2002-2003, efficiencies of cultivator, glyphosate treatment and different cover crops (Vicia sativa L. (Common vetch) and V. villosa Roth. (Hairy vetch) have been investigated for controlling weeds, which is a considerable problem in citrus orchards. Experimental plots were arranged in a randomized complete block design with four replications and the plots size were from 2 to 40 m in orchard. Results of the studies showed that, the cover crop (V. sativa) was the most efficient method providing 2.95% efficacy in orchard (3 years old) than the other control methods. Weed coverage percentage of V. villosa, cultivator and glyphosate were determined 4.08, 18.40 and 18.85%, respectively In the case of general weed cover, no significant differences were observed between the weed control efficiencies of cultivator and glyphosate, cover crop treatments with V. sativa L. and V. villosa Roth. in the citrus orchard. General weed coverage was negatively correlated with the coverage of cover crops. During the observations, 63 weed species have been found in the citrus orchard. Fumaria officinalis L. was dominant species in this orchard.
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Onur Koloren and F. Nezihi Uygur, 2007. Investigation on Weed Control Methods in Citrus Orchard in Cukurova Region-Turkey. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences, 6: 708-711.

DOI: 10.3923/ajps.2007.708.711

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajps.2007.708.711

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