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Weed threatens wheat yield, herbicides prove ‘ineffective’

Kulwinder Sandhu Tribune News Service Moga, March 5 The widespread growth of “phalaris minor” (gulli danda), a wild weed, on wheat fields in the Malwa belt has left the farmers worried. They fear that the weed may lead to decline in crop yield. Some farmers alleged that the spray of herbicides failed to work effectively to root out the weed, which had put a question mark on its quality. A couple of years ago, a similar situation was faced by cotton growers during the SAD-BJP government when they could not save their crop from whitefly attack despite the spray of insecticides recommended and sold by the state Agriculture Department. BKU (Ekta) general secretary Sukhdev Singh Kokri alleged that the farmers had sprayed herbicides recommended by the government to kill “phalar...