Integrated Weed Management Systems: An Appropriate Technology for Sustainable Agriculture in the Caribbean

Weeds are serious pest in crop production in the Caribbean accounting for a major portion of the capital and labour cost. Control has been characterized by heavy inputs and mis-use of herbicides in a fragile ecosystem. This paper attempts to examine the use of Integrated Weed Management (IWM) as an agroecosystem approach for the management and control of three noxious weeds - corn grass (Rottboella cochinchinensis), white-top (Parthenium hysterophous), and nut grass (Cyperus rotundas), as an appropriate control strategy within the context of sustainable agriculture in the Caribbean.


Issue Date:
Jul 14 1992
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
Language:
English
Total Pages:
5




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