Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

ADVENTROP. Weeds of sudano-sahelian Africa.

Abstract

This multimedia product, comprising a book and CD-ROM, is an identification manual for weeds of the western and central sahelian region of Africa, with particular reference to weeds of annual crops in cotton rotations (cotton, maize, sorghum and groundnuts). The book reviews the status of weeds in this region of Africa and presents a flora of 142 weed species. A glossary of terms is included. For each species, all stages of development are described and illustrated, and important factors in their biology, distribution, ecology and development cycle which contribute to their importance as weeds in crop systems are included. The CD-ROM facilitates precise and easy identification by creating a graphic profile, starting from any part of a plant. For each weed it is possible to access photographs and botanical drawings, while all descriptive and other information from the flora is also integrated.