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Performance evaluation of compressor and lever operated type sprayers for weed control

Hossen, M.S., Hossain, M.M. and Haque, M.E. (2014) Performance evaluation of compressor and lever operated type sprayers for weed control. In: Proceedings of the conference on conservation agriculture for smallholders in Asia and Africa, 7 - 11 December, Mymensingh, Bangladesh pp. 53-54.

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In Bangladesh most of the farmer use manual weed control practices like hand hoe. However, virtually weed-free conditions are now possible using the range of herbicides available. Herbicides are particularly useful for inter-row weeding especially when it is difficult to hoe in the planted row without damaging the crop. So herbicides spraying can be the most suitable approach for farmers because it is less time consuming and less laborious way for weed control. It is the most effective way also because it destroys not only weed foliage but also roots, rhizomes, stems and the apical shoots. Even in conservation agriculture (CA) system weed control is the main factor which can be effectively controlled by spraying herbicide with sprayer before planting. This is why performance evaluation of sprayers is now important to control weeds.

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Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
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