African Weeds of Rice - AFROweeds

Integrated weed management is considered one of the most attractive options for crop protection. It entails a proper choice of compatible measures (cultural, mechanical, biological and chemical) so that the components complement each other in keeping the weed population at manageable levels. However, in order to be effective, integrated weed management should build on knowledge of weed biology and ecology which in turn requires the specific weed species to be known. The lack of awareness, timely information and knowledge of the weeds limits the actual implementation of integrated weed management at the farmers’ level.