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Table 3 Effect of different weed control treatments on vegetative growth traits of potato plants after 70 days from planting during 2017 and 2018 seasons

From: Comparison of safe weed control methods with chemical herbicide in potato field

Treatments 2017 season 2018 season
Plant height (cm) Number of leaves/plant Dry weight/plant (g) Leaf area/plant (cm2) Plant height (cm) Number of leaves/plant Dry weight/plant (g) Leaf area/plant (cm2)
Rice straw mulch 46.33 23.42 21.82 4495.71 50.11 28.15 25.07 4630.11
Wheat straw mulch 52.52 27.72 26.90 4715.30 54.45 30.13 29.21 4830.70
Cheeseweed straw mulch 52.74 28.04 27.45 4780.12 55.93 30.75 30.00 4875.21
Salix straw mulch 50.32 26.03 26.24 4611.20 50.40 27.73 26.65 4681.10
Guava leaf straw mulch 50.11 25.42 24.53 4569.11 52.75 28.56 27.15 4765.40
Banana leaf straw mulch 53.10 28.34 28.05 4814.00 56.04 31.07 30.71 4925.12
Black plastic mulch 53.19 28.50 28.12 4820.42 56.16 31.11 30.90 4995.31
Metribuzin 48.31 25.11 23.41 4539.21 50.02 27.11 25.23 4670.30
Hoeing (twice) 47.42 23.92 22.60 4511.11 51.21 28.19 26.00 4750.50
Unweeded check 43.24 19.26 18.32 3348.80 44.31 20.13 19.70 3799.30
LSD 0.05 0.52 1.26 1.13 23.21 0.61 1.15 1.24 25.94