Optimizing Atrazine Application Rates for Efficacious Weed Control in Maize Cultivation


  • Zubair Rehman
  • Abdul Baseer khan


This study delves into the intricate task of optimizing atrazine application rates to achieve efficacious weed control in maize cultivation. Atrazine, a widely employed herbicide known for its effectiveness against various weed species, is a cornerstone in contemporary weed management strategies. The challenge lies in identifying the precise application rates that strike a balance between robust weed eradication and minimizing potential ecological impacts. Through meticulous field trials and systematic data analyses, this research systematically explores a range of atrazine application rates to discern their differential effects on weed populations, crop health, and overall maize productivity. The experimental design incorporates varying concentrations (0, 0.5, 1, 1.5 and 2 ml L-1) of atrazine, allowing for a comprehensive evaluation of its impact on both target weeds and the maize crop. Parameters such as weed density, species composition, crop vigor, and yield components are rigorously assessed. The study aims to elucidate the optimal atrazine application rates that maximize weed control efficacy while minimizing the risk of adverse effects on non-target organisms and environmental sustainability. The anticipated outcomes of this research hold significant implications for sustainable agriculture, providing practitioners with data-driven insights to refine atrazine application practices. By offering a nuanced understanding of the intricate relationship between atrazine dosages and weed control outcomes, this study contributes to the ongoing discourse on precision herbicide application in maize cultivation. Ultimately, the findings aim to guide farmers, agronomists, and policymakers towards more informed and sustainable weed management practices in maize crops




How to Cite

Zubair Rehman, & Abdul Baseer khan. (2024). Optimizing Atrazine Application Rates for Efficacious Weed Control in Maize Cultivation. Indus Journal of Agriculture and Biology, 2(2), 23–30. Retrieved from https://journals.airsd.org/index.php/ijab/article/view/338




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