Authors : Jayashri Mulay, Ashok Tuwar and Jayesh Salve*
Page Nos : 123-128
Weeds cause serious ecological problems. Weeds contribute significantly to reduced crop yield and quality even though several management programs have been used. The present study was conducted to explore the weed flora in crop fields of Ahemadnagar tehsil in Maharashtra state. The study was based on extensive and intensive field surveys made in different months of Kharif and Rabi seasons during 2010- 2012. Crop fields from the study area were surveyed for the weed population studies. A total of 85 angiospermous weeds were identified. Out of 85 weed species, 68 were dicots and 17 were monocots. According to the frequency, three dominant weed species were found to be Parthenium hysterophorus, Ageratum conyzoidis and Euphorbia geniculata.