Document Type : Original Article


ICAR-Directorate of Weed Research


In modern agriculture, use of herbicides has become indispensable for managing weeds in cultivated lands, due to the scarcity of labors in almost all parts of the globe. Herbicides provide effective weed control in agriculture, yet their continuous and excessive use may pose serious health and environment threats. Pendimethalin is proved to be a very effective pre-emergence herbicide for the control of annual weeds in leguminous and other vegetable crops. Therefore bio-efficacy and residues of pendimethalin were determined in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) crop at farmers’ field. Pendimethalin was applied at 796 g ha-1 as a pre-emergence herbicide to control weeds in chickpea fields. Pendimethalin was found effective against weeds viz. Vicia sativa, Convolvulus arvensis, Chenopodium album, and Lathyrus sativa. Terminal residues of pendimethalin were found below