Original Research

The weeds of abandoned cotton fields in Mozambique

A. A. Balsinhas
Bothalia | Vol 14, No 3/4 | a1271 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v14i3/4.1271 | © 1983 A. A. Balsinhas | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 05 November 1983 | Published: 06 November 1983

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A. A. Balsinhas, Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agriculture,, South Africa

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Based on a botanical survey of Chibuto, Chemba, Namapa, Nampula and Mutuali, a table of 120 of the most common weeds of cotton and fallow fields in Mozambique is presented. After considering the factors which affect the flora of these zones, the successional weed vegetation is described and the principal species are enumerated. Finally, the dangers of infestation (shrubby weeds in alluvial zones) and the utilization of the weed flora in other zones of the country are described.


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