Anjila Devkota, Krita Karki, Sijan Kafle, Mina Sunar

Doi: 10.26480/rfna.01.2021.24.26

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Weeds are a constant nuisance for farmers, which steal space and nutrients from the crops. Weed management is the botanical component which attempts to stop noxious weeds from competing with desired flora and fauna including domesticated plants. It is preventing of non-native species competing with native species. Growth of various weeds has been major problem in the yield of many plants. It has also affected the growth and development of maize as it competes with the space and nutrients. Different weed management techniques have been introduced till date to increase the yield and to control the weeds, also, aiming less effect of the techniques on the main plant. Generally, preventive, biological, cultural, mechanical and chemical weed control methods are used. Advancements in plant biotechnology have allowed the development of a number of herbicide resistant crops which is a success in chemical weed management of the crops. They have provided the requisite tools to transform the plants to contain the foreign genes. Genetically engineered herbicide resistant crops have been widely planted globally since their introduction in 1995. These developments offer new approaches to managing weeds in cropping systems. This technology offers some advantages over currently used systems.

Pages 24-26
Year 2021
Issue 1
Volume 2