Role of GADAR (Pendimethalin 30% EC) in Agriculture
Weeds are one of the major threats to Indian’s natural environment. Major weed invasions change the natural diversity and balance of ecological communities. These changes threaten the survival of many plants and animals because the weeds compete with native plants for space, nutrients and sunlight.
The impact of weeds on agriculture:
Weeds diminish homestead and horticulture efficiency, they attack crops, cover pastures and at times can hurt domesticated animals. They forcefully seek water, supplements and daylight, bringing about lessened product yield and poor harvest quality.
- Competition for mineral nutrients:
Being hardy and vigorous in growth habit; they soon outgrow the crops and consume large amount of water and nutrients. Thus causing heavy losses in yields.
- Weeds reduce the crop quality:
Weeds may reduce the quality of the crop produce in many ways. Weed seed like wild mustard, sweet clover, a Mexican poppy and bulblets of wild garlic and wild onion when threshed and ground with winter grains can results in serious consequences besides imparting objectionable odour to the flour.
- Weeds reduce the value of the land:
Agricultural lands heavily infested with perennial weeds like Kans (Saccharum spontaneum) always fetch less price. In fields of crops infested with weeds, the tillage operations require high cost.