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Title: Aquatic Weeds in Africa and their Control

Date Published: 2003
Author/s: C.J. Cilliers, M.P. Hill, Ogwang,J.A. and O. Ajuonu
Data publication:
Funding Agency : CABI
Copyright/patents/trade marks: CAB International
Journal Publisher: CABI Publishing Wallingford UK
Affiliation: Agricultural Research Council – Plant Protection Research Institute,
Biological Control of Weeds, Pretoria, South Africa; 2Department of
Zoology and Entomology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South
Africa; 3Biological Control Unit, Namulonge Agricultural Research
Institute, Kampala, Uganda; 4International Institute of Tropical
Agriculture, Cotonou, Bénin
Keywords: Aquatic weeds control, Africa


The control of aquatic weeds in Africa, including Eichhornia crassipes, Azolla filiculoides, Myriophyllum aquaticum, Pistia stratiotes and Salvinia molesta, is described in this chapter. The control methods discussed include mechanical, chemical and biological control. The distribution of the weeds in the continent is also discussed.

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