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Cover for Integrated weed management in carrot.

This chapter describes the effects of weed interference in carrot and suggests non-chemical (including crop rotations and systems, planting timing, false sowing, use of competitive varieties, mechanical or physical method, flame weeding, reduced tillage, cover crops and mulch, and hand weeding) and ...

Author(s)
Colquhoun, J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cassava: agronomy.

This chapter focuses on the various factors affecting the success of cassava cultivation, such as seed systems and propagule selection, soil preparation, plant densities and crop establishment, intercropping, weeding, fertilizer application and nutrient disorders and harvesting.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Management: physical, cultural, chemical.

The ecology of parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus), particularly its persistent soil seed bank, the multiple dispersal mechanisms and the ability to reach reproductive maturity quickly, allows it to persist in areas following initial control activities. To attain the desired level of...

Author(s)
Campbell, S. D.; Vogler, W. D.; Tamado Tana
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Impacts and management options for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mikania micrantha</i> in plantations.

This chapter looks at the impact of mikania (M. micrantha) in plantation crops and reviews options for its management. A tabulated summary of the various impacts of mikania in plantations and commercial crops in the Asia-Pacific region is provided. Options for controlling mikania in plantations...

Author(s)
Sankaran, K. V.; Tjitrosemito, S.; Sastroutomo, S. S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646275)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mikania micrantha</i>: its status and impact on people and wildlife in Nepal.

Of the non-native species that have begun to show invasive characteristics, M. micrantha (mikania) has emerged as the most serious weed in the tropical and subtropical areas of Nepal. This chapter discusses the arrival and spread, as well as the ecological, economic and social impacts of mikania...

Author(s)
Baral, H. S.; Adhikari, B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646275)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Seeds of the devil weed: local knowledge and learning from videos in Mali.

This chapter focuses on indigenous knowledge-informed extension work. It draws on a project in Mali to inform people about how the parasitic 'devil weed' striga reproduces and how to control it, using videos that feature local farmers explaining issues and their experiences. It then follows up on...

Author(s)
Bentley, J.; Mele, P. van; Touré, S.; Mourik, T. van; Guindo, S.; Zoundji, G.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Control of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Lantana</i> and restoration of biodiversity in reserve forests of Chandigarh: a case study.

This chapter briefly discusses the ecological and environmental impacts of L. camara, and describes management strategies (removal of the causes of weed infestation and physical removal of L. camara) for the eradication of this invasive weed in forest reserves in Chandigarh, India, including the...

Author(s)
Ishwar Singh
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939076)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Agronomic practices for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Musa</i> across different agro-ecological zones in Burundi, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda.

The Great Lakes countries of East and Central Africa, including Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) are a secondary centre of Musa diversity, especially for East African highland bananas (Musa AAA-EA group) and plantains (ABB). Musa cultivation in this region is...

Author(s)
Ocimati, W.; Karamura, D.; Rutikanga, A.; Sivirihauma, C.; Ndungo, V.; Ntamwira, J.; Kamira, M.; Kanyaruguru, J. P.; Blomme, G.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642314)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Horticultural management.

This chapter deals with some horticultural management practices in banana (Musa) plantations. These include weed control (using herbicides, hand hoeing, organic mulching and intercropping), sucker management (by desuckering and ratoon sucker selection), mulching, cover cropping, intercropping,...

Author(s)
Robinson, J. C.; Galán Saúco, V.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936587)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Section II. Sweet potato: agronomy.

This chapter covers the following aspects of sweet potato agronomy: soil preparation, propagule selection and preparation, plant densities and crop establishment, intercropping, weeding (physical and chemical control methods), fertilizer application and nutrient disorders, and harvesting.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934248)
Type
Book chapter

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