Integrated weed control
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CTA. 1986. Integrated weed control. Spore 5. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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The Economic European Community (EEC) is backing a joint venture of the French CIRAD (1) and the Tropical Weed Group's Research Division at Bristol in Great Britain in order to launch a two-year integrated weed control project in developing...
The Economic European Community (EEC) is backing a joint venture of the French CIRAD (1) and the Tropical Weed Group's Research Division at Bristol in Great Britain in order to launch a two-year integrated weed control project in developing countries. The main objective set by researchers is to study the herbicide properties 'of certain root secretions of plants which could combat particularly harmful weeds, such as striga. This weed is one of the fastest proliferating species in Africa and Asia and will be subjected to intensive integrated control methods and new herbicides. The EEC project also includes a programme to train a dozen researchers from the Third World. It will be completed by the installation of an international information centre on vegetation destruction in developing countries. A telematic system of pest control information, named IPHYTO, already in operation in France, will be introduced Finally, bi-lingual technical cards on tropical crop destruction will soon be produced (1) ClRAD: Centre de Cooperation International en Recherche Agronomique pour le Developpement. For further information, contact: Tropical Weed Group - L.A.R.S. - Weed Research Division-Long Ashton Bristol, BS 18 9AF, UK