Document Type : Original Article


1 Tribhuvan University, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science , Lamjung Campus, Nepal

2 Department of Agronomy, Post Graduate Program, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Nepal

3 Department of Plant Breeding, Post Graduate Program, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science , Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Nepal


A field experiment was conducted to assess the growth, productivity and profitability of rice (Sukhadhan-3 variety) under different methods of weed management at Bhanu-11 Rupakot, Tanahun during rainy season 2017. The experiment was laid out in randomized complete block design with three replications and ten treatments. The phenological, growth, yield and yield attributing characters were observed in the experiment. Results revealed that maximum grain yield (5.91 ton ha-1) was obtained in application of butachlor at 4 days after transplanting (DAT) which was statistically at par with all other treatments except single manual weeding, single cono-weeding and non-weeding plots (3.66 ton ha-1). The highest grain yield obtained from this treatment was might be due to higher number of effective grains per panicle (203 grains), less sterility (6.4%), high test weight (30.7g) with good harvest index (38.4%). Although the single application of butachlor as pre emergence spray showed highest grain yield which seems economically viable and profitable practice to the farmers but it is not environmentally safe to the whole universe.


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