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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(5): 2052-2060
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.241


Studies on Effect of Metsulfuron Methyl on Chlorophyll, Sugar Content in Wheat Leaves and Its Relationship with Grain Sugar Content
Nitasha Thakur1*, Neelam Sharma2 and Yeshwant Singh3
1Department of Crop physiology, Biochemistry and Post-harvest technology, CPRI, Shimla-171001, India
2Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, CSKHPKV, Palampur, HP-176062, India
3Analytical Development Division, Sun Pharma Advanced Research Company (SPARC), Vadodara, Gujarat-390 020, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A field experiment was laid out in randomized block design consisting of metsulfuron methyl (a herbicide) treatments at 2, 4, 8 g/ha during two consecutive years. The experiment was designed to study its effect on biochemical attributes viz. total chlorophyll, chlorophyll ‘a’, chlorophyll ‘b’ and total sugar content of wheat crop. Wheat plant samples were collected at 0 (2 h), 15, 30, 45, 60, 75 and 90 days after herbicide application. In general, an increase in the total chlorophyll, chlorophyll ‘a’, chlorophyll ‘b’ and total sugar content was observed after metsulfuron methyl treatment in wheat leaves. The results also revealed that among all the three metsulfuron methyl treatments, highest value of chlorophyll content, sugars content in plant and sugar content in wheat grain was observed in metsulfuron methyl 4 g ha-1 (recommended dose) suggesting weed control efficiency is maximum at recommended dose and indicated the positive correlation between chlorophyll and carbohydrate content at all stages of sampling. Based on the results of our study, it could be concluded that the metsulfuron methyl at recommended dose have a non-significant effect on the biochemical attributes of wheat and can be used by farmers for better yield of crop.


Keywords: Wheat, Metsulfuron methyl, Chlorophyll, Sugar, Herbicide efficiency
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Nitasha Thakur, Neelam Sharma and Yeshwant Singh. 2018. Studies on Effect of Metsulfuron Methyl on Chlorophyll, Sugar Content in Wheat Leaves and Its Relationship with Grain Sugar Content.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(5): 2052-2060. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.241