Weed Management in the Humid and Sub-Humid Tropics

Weed Management in the Humid and Sub-Humid Tropics


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The abundant weed growth in the humid and sub-humid tropics is one of the most serious constraints in producing crops, establishing pastures and maintaining water resources. This book presents historic and recent data on the biology of weeds and their control, within the general context of the husbandry of crops and the management of pastures and aquatic situations.

The first seven chapters cover the nature of negative values of weeds, principles of weed ecology, weed control and establishment of farming and cropping systems in tropical regions, performance of crops in the tropical ecosystems, main weeds in the forest regions, and main weeds in the savannah regions. Chapter 8 deals with weed control methods in general and chapters 9 to 14 with weed control in various crops. Chapter 15 covers weeds and their control in pastures, and chapter 16 aquatic weed management.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789068321234
Publisher: KIT (Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen)
Publication date: 01/28/2001
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 11.75(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

P.J. van Rijn has spent most of his time on weed control in the humid and sub-humid tropics, conducting short and long term consulting and teaching assignments.

L. 't Mannetje has conducted many short-and long-term assignments in both the dry and humid tropics, and he is still active as an advisor on pasture work.

A.H. Pieterse is a senior staff-member of the Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, with wide experience in the control of aquatic and parasitic weeds.

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