Methods of weed control

Methods of weed control


  • Manual weed control – hand weeding, e.g. cutlass, hoe
  • Mechanical control – knapsack
  • Chemical control – praying grass – gramazone, round up
  • Biological control – the use of animals – cow, goat, donkey
  •  Cultural control – the use of mulch

Effects of Weed on Crop Production
They compete for:

  • Water
  • Air
  • Growth
  • Development
  • Nutrients 


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  • Mechanical control would be using machinery like a mower, brush cutter, tractor with rotating blades ( bush hog) or using a plough

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