As an Extension Officer, Climate Change Champion, or a farmer, are you proud of the management of your maize field today?
🍃Successful weed control is important for achieving maximum yield in crop production
🌿 Uncontrolled weeds can lead to yield losses of maize up to 30% or, in some cases, even 91% of the potential yield
🌿 Uncontrolled weeds contribute to the weed seed bank
🌿 Depending on the species, seeds dropped in one season can remain viable and come up in subsequent season
👉🏿 Do not wait till the entire field becomes weedy to start controlling weeds
👉🏿 Check for weedy spots and pull by hand
👉🏿 Slash with a cutlass or remove with the hoe and spread the mulch under the plants
IN ALL CASES, STOP WEEDS AT THE RIGHT TIME TO KEEP YOUR CROP HEALTHY.