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dc.contributor.authorTechnical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperationen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-16T09:12:22Zen_US
dc.date.available2014-10-16T09:12:22Zen_US
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.citationCTA. 2005. Cogon grass public enemy n°1. Spore 118. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1011-0054en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10568/47890en_US
dc.descriptionAccording to a recent study carried out by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) station in Benin, farmers consider cogon grass (Imperata cylindrica) to be the most damaging weed for their crops. In places where it thrives, yields are reduced by up to 80% for all food and forage crops and even for trees such as palms. Cogon grass deprives vegetables of light and nutrients and damages tubers by piercing them with its rhizomes. It spreads very quickly in some cases, it can grow up to 40 t/ha. Simple hoeing is an ineffective approach to eradication of this weed which can grow back from a fragment of just 2 mm. In a bid to tackle this invasive species, the IITA is planning to use biological control and has selected six species of pathogenic fungi which are natural enemies of the Imperata.en_US
dc.description.abstractAccording to a recent study carried out by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) station in Benin, farmers consider cogon grassen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherCTAen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSpore;118en_US
dc.sourceSporeen_US
dc.titleCogon grass public enemy n°1en_US
dc.typeNews Itemen_US
cg.subject.ctaCROPSen_US
cg.identifier.statusOpen Accessen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationTechnical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperationen_US
cg.fulltextstatusFormally Publisheden_US
cg.identifier.urlhttps://hdl.handle.net/10568/99623en_US
cg.placeWageningen, The Netherlandsen_US
cg.coverage.regionACPen_US
cg.coverage.regionAFRICAen_US
cg.coverage.regionCARIBBEANen_US
cg.coverage.regionPACIFICen_US


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