Combined effects of cover crops, mulch, zero-tillage and resistant varieties on Striga asiatica (L.) Kuntze in rice-maize rotation systems

Combined effects of cover crops, mulch, zero-tillage and resistant varieties on Striga asiatica... •Conservation Agriculture (CA) delays and lowers Striga infection in rice − maize rotation.•Resistant rice varieties provide additional Striga control under CA in both crops.•Striga seed bank increases in rice-maize rotations are mitigated by CA practices.•Striga is most reduced by CA using Stylosanthes guianensis cover crop and NERICA-4.•Stylosanthes is also the best cover crop for regular weed control under CA. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment Elsevier

Combined effects of cover crops, mulch, zero-tillage and resistant varieties on Striga asiatica (L.) Kuntze in rice-maize rotation systems

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
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0167-8809
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10.1016/j.agee.2017.12.005
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Abstract

•Conservation Agriculture (CA) delays and lowers Striga infection in rice − maize rotation.•Resistant rice varieties provide additional Striga control under CA in both crops.•Striga seed bank increases in rice-maize rotations are mitigated by CA practices.•Striga is most reduced by CA using Stylosanthes guianensis cover crop and NERICA-4.•Stylosanthes is also the best cover crop for regular weed control under CA.

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Agriculture, Ecosystems & EnvironmentElsevier

Published: Mar 15, 2018

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