Effect of soil tillage and weed control methods on weed biomass and yield of lentil (Lens culinaris Medic.)

Kayan N., Adak M. S.

Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science, vol.52, no.6, pp.697-704, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/03650340601037135
  • Journal Name: Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.697-704
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: No


The study was carried out in dryfarming areas in Ankara, Turkey, over 2 years (2001-2002 and 2002-2003). The objective was to determine different soil tillage and weed control methods on weed biomass and yield components, yield of lentil (Lens culinaris). This study compared the effects of two tillage systems (shallow minimum tillage and traditional tillage) and three weed control methods (weedy check, hand weeding and herbicide) on weed biomass, growth characteristics, seed yield and some yield components of lentil. Significant differences were found among weed control methods for weed biomass and yield parameters of lentil. Tillage systems had no significant effect on weed biomass or yield of lentil. The highest yield and lowest weed biomass was found in the hand-weeded treatment compared to the other weed control methods. Results of this research indicate that weeds are a main constraint for lentil growing under dryland conditions. Grain yield of lentil was reduced more than 60% due to uncontrolled weeds. © 2006 Taylor & Francis.