Influence of Shading On Association of Weed with Groundnut in a Savanna Dry Farm Land of Sokoto State, Nigeria
Corresponding Author : Yahaya, I. H
Department of Agricultural Science, Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, Nigeria
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Received : 2019-01-05 Accepted : 2019-02-12 Published : 2019-02-12
Abstract : This study investigates the association between weeds and groundnut grown in the Savanna dry land under shade. Six plots were used for the study which was aimed at understanding weed crop interaction as regards to the nature of weeds as they interfere with groundnut production system in the Sudan Savanna. From the plots, Borreria radiate and Corcherus tridens dominated the whole plots. Weed emerging early in the plots with higher percentage of occurrence are Digitaria debilis and Calotropis procera with 40% and 33.33% respectively, percentage species of weed emerging lately were Achyranthes aspera (53%), Dactyloctenum aegytum (13.48%) The percentage germination of groundnut was also determined which ranged from 132 to 172. It was observed that yield in crops under all experimental plots were generally low. The shading effect reduced weed infestation by reducing germination, growth and development of the weeds. Farmers should adopt the weed-free and the closest spacing treatments.
Keywords : Groundnut, yield, weeds, Savanna and Dry land
Citation : Yahaya, I. H et al (2019). Influence of Shading On Association of Weed with Groundnut in a Savanna Dry Farm Land of Sokoto State, Nigeria. J. of Advanced Botany and Zoology. V7I105 DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.2573851
Copyright : © 2019 Yahaya, I. H. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Journal of Advanced Botany and Zoology
ISSN : 2348-7313
Volume 7 / Issue 1
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