Pearl Millet - Weed Control

Several species of weeds may occur in a pearl millet field and compete with the crop for the limited soil moisture and nutrients, resulting in poor growth and reduction of yield. It is therefore advisable to keep the field clean all the time. When the crop is planted in rows, tractor or ox-drawn implements can be used to control weeds. In general the first weeding should be done three weeks after germination and the second about three weeks later. Chemical weed control is also possible by using the right doses of the herbicides known to be effective in sorghum and maize.


More Information on Pearl Millet
Origin And Botany | Varietal Development And Maintenance | Land Selection | Land Preparation | Planting | Fertilization | Weed Control | Thinning And Gap-Filling | Roguing | Plant Protection | Harvesting And Threshing | Field Inspection

Depots

Chipata Depot
Stand No. 931 David Kaunda Rd
P.O. Box 510695, Chipata
Tel: +260 216 21500
Eastern province

Kapiri Mposhi Depot
Stand No. 911 Great North Rd
P.O. Box 810194, Kapiri Mposhi
Tel: +260 215 271166/74
Central Province

Kitwe Depot
Kitwe Show Grounds
P.O. Box 22196, Kitwe
Tel: +260212 226777
Coperbelt Province

Mazabuka Depot
Lubombo Rd
P.O. Box 670174, Mazabuka
Tel: +260 213 30275
Southern Province