Thursday November 26, 2015

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Weed Science Service PDF Print E-mail


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

• Citizens

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.

How much for the service

 Currently it is free



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