Virender Singh Lather*
Former Principal Scientist (Genetics and Cytogenetics), ICAR-IARI New Delhi, India
*Corresponding Author: Virender Singh Lather, Former Principal Scientist (Genetics and Cytogenetics), ICAR-IARI New Delhi, India.
Received: July 21, 2022; Published: March 04, 2023
Water guzzling Puddle transplanted rice cropping system (Puddle-DSR) introduced in NW-India during Green Revolution becomes main cause of depletion of groundwater, degradation of soils- environment and increase the cost of cultivation. Direct Seeded Rice (DSR) water-friendly seeding rice technology has not adopted by the farmers despite Govt. incentives due to menaces of weeds. The modified TAR VATTAR DSR developed by my research team has successfully adopted on over one million ha areas during the years 2020 and 2021 due to its farmers friendly and Eco-friendly weed control by managing the climatic factors and even without application of any post emergence weed killer. In this cropping system, the sowing of seeding recommended on TAR VATTAR fields (good moisture fields) during dry and hot climate of NW-India (20th May to 10Th June) in the irrigated zones when avg. temperatures are high and humidity very low (less than 30%) with application of pre-emergence weed killer immediately after the sowing and further delayed first irrigation at 15-25 days which makes DSR crops nearly weed free and need no application of post emergence weed killer. This Eco-friendly cropping system will also make other summer crops soybean, maize, sorghum, pigeon pea etc. to be weed free by managing the climatic factors and without application of post emergence weed killer in NW and Central India.
Keywords: Farmer; Eco-friendly Weeds; Climatic Factors; DSR Success
Citation: Virender Singh Lather. “Farmer and Eco-friendly Weeds Control by Managing Climatic Factors Ensures DSR Success Story". Acta Scientific Agriculture 7.4 (2023): 15-18.
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