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dc.contributor.authorTechnical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-12T08:33:15Z
dc.date.available2015-03-12T08:33:15Z
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.citationCTA. 2004. Mixed farming and yams. Rural Radio Resource Pack 04/01. Wageningen, The Netherlands: CTA.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10568/57254
dc.descriptionCue: When clearing land for cultivation, one of the most simple and cheap methods to use is burning. However, despite being a popular and traditional farming practice in many parts of Africa, burning does have some unfortunate side effects. While it may destroy weed seeds, and therefore reduce weed levels in future crops, is also destroys organic matter in the topsoil, making the soil more prone to erosion and less able to hold water. Burning also kills plants and animals, some of which may be useful pest predators. If farmers want to avoid burning, what alternatives are there? Simply turning over the soil to bury the unwanted plants is possible, but deep ploughing can be more effective. This pushes weeds and weed seeds deep into the soil, making them less able to compete with young crop plants. Of course when the weeds do emerge, they still need to be dealt with. To find out more about weed control options available to small scale farmers, Martha Chindong spoke to Nkosu Ephraim, who is in charge of plant health services in the North West province of Cameroon. IN: ?To start off when farmers ? OUT: ?few farms they will harvest.? DUR?N 5?34?en_US
dc.description.abstractNkosu Ephraim, a plant health specialist from Cameroon, describes land preparation methods, timing of weed control, and limitations that apply to herbicides and animal traction.en_US
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dc.publisherCTAen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRural Radio, Rural Radio Resource Pack 04/01en_US
dc.titleMixed farming and yamsen_US
dc.typeAudioen_US
cg.subject.ctaCROP PRODUCTION AND PROTECTIONen_US
cg.identifier.statusUnrestricted Accessen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationTechnical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation
cg.placeWageningen, The Netherlandsen_US
cg.coverage.regionCENTRAL AFRICAen_US
cg.coverage.regionAFRICAen_US
cg.coverage.countryCAMEROONen_US


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