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dc.contributor.authorTechnical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-16T09:12:22Z
dc.date.available2014-10-16T09:12:22Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.citationCTA. 2005. Cogon grass public enemy n°1. Spore 118. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
dc.identifier.issn1011-0054
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10568/47890
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.
dc.description.abstractAccording to a recent study carried out by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) station in Benin, farmers consider cogon grass
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherCTA
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSpore;118
dc.sourceSpore
dc.titleCogon grass public enemy n°1
dc.typeNews Item
cg.subject.ctaCROPS
cg.identifier.statusOpen Access
cg.contributor.affiliationTechnical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation
cg.fulltextstatusFormally Published
cg.identifier.urlhttps://hdl.handle.net/10568/99623
cg.placeWageningen, The Netherlands
cg.coverage.regionACP
cg.coverage.regionAFRICA
cg.coverage.regionCARIBBEAN
cg.coverage.regionPACIFIC


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