PCP 506 Course Synopsis

COURSE CODE: PCP 506

COURSE TITLE: Weed Science and Control

NUMBER OF UNITS: 3 Units

COURSE DURATION: Three hours per week

COURSE DETAILS:

Course Coordinator: Dr. Adeyemi, Olusegun Raphael

Email: segunadeyemi3@yahoo.co.uk

Office Location: Room 147, COLPLANT

Other Lecturers: Prof. Lagoke, S. T. O., Prof. Adigun J. A. and Dr. (Mrs) Olorunmaiye, P. M.

COURSE SYNOPSIS:

Weed definition,  classification, and economic importance.Weed  biology: reproduction,  mechanism of weed seed dissemination, prolificity, survivability, persistence  and  colonisation.  Seed viability, dormancy. Germination, adaptability to environment growth and feeding  habits.  Parasitic weeds.

Weed management: prevention, eradication and control. Methods of weed control: cultural, chemical, biological and integrated. Herbicides: classification, formulation, methods of application, dosage calculation, application equipment and their calibration for uniform and adequate delivery of herbicides, herbicide handling and disposal, assessment of herbicide performance. Weed control in crop and non-crop situations, cereals, legumes, vegetables, fibrers, root and tuber crops, landscape, road-side, estate, aquatic environment etc.

Practical : weed predictive index  determination: weed seed types and population in soil bank, collection, classification and identification of weed types. Herbicide application, weed seed germination and weed control experiments. Calibration of sprayers ,classification of herbicides. Field application of herbicides.  Movement of herbicides in soil.

PCP 506 Lecture Note

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