A weed is a plant considered by the user of the term which is a nuisance and therefore is unwanted in a farm field or garden. Weeds tend to compete with the plant for light, harboring disease and pathogens that infect and degrade the quality of the crop. This section aims at:
• Providing weed control recommendations for crops aimed at reducing crop losses due to weeds and improves yields. • Monitoring the dynamics of the most deleterious weeds such as alien invasive species e.g. Chromolaena odorata = Sandanezwe. • Make recommendations on the appropriate herbicide application equipment suitable for small holder cropping systems and other clientele. • Provide weed management advice to farmers and other stakeholders.
Who can apply for the service
How to apply for the service
• The Agricultural Research Division works through the Extension department. • As soon as the Research Division has a new innovation it consults with the Extension department who will then formulate ways to reach the people in the communities. • The Extension Department will call meetings and disperse the innovation to the community members.
Where and How to apply for the service
• The person interested in the innovation must always be in touch with the Extension Officer in his/her community.