International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 6, Issue 8, Part B (2020)
Efficacité de quatre modes de désherbage sur le contrôle des adventices de la culture du maïs grain (Zea mays L. var. ZM 625) dans les conditions agroécologiques de Beni en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC)
The choice of an effective weed control technique is one of the major issues on which the success of grain maize (Zea mays L.) production depends. With the aim of evaluating the effectiveness of four weed control methods on the control of weeds in grain corn (Z. mays L. var. ZM 625) in the Beni region, two trials were carried out in the sites of Bingo and Lume. The trials were carried out using a system with four randomized blocks each comprising four plots corresponding to the treatments tested: manual mechanical weeding with a hoe (T0: DMMH), weeding using the herbicide Auxo (T1: DHxo), weed control by organic mulching with rice straw (T2: DPPR) and weed control by plastic mulch with opaque black low density polyethylene film (T3: DPFPbdno). The effectiveness of these treatments on weeds was evaluated by analyzing the floristic composition and estimating the density of weeds present on the test plots. The results obtained showed a difference in effectiveness on the control of weeds by the treatments tested. Weed control efficiency was excellent for T3 (DPFPbdno), medium for T2 (DPPR), low for T1 (DHxo) and poor for T0 (DMMH). Therefore, these results would provide arguments in favor of the adoption of T3 (DPFPbdno) to durably control grain maize weeds (Z. mays L. var. ZM 625) in the Beni region.
How to cite this article:
Norbert Kambale Ndavaro, Charles Kambale Valimunzigha et Jean de Dieu Minengu Mayulu. Efficacité de quatre modes de désherbage sur le contrôle des adventices de la culture du maïs grain (Zea mays L. var. ZM 625) dans les conditions agroécologiques de Beni en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC). Int J Appl Res 2020;6(8):89-100.