Influence of two environmental parameters on the dynamics of Chromolaena odorata in semi deciduous forest zone of Côte D’Ivoire

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Influence of two environmental parameters on the dynamics of Chromolaena odorata in semi deciduous forest zone of Côte D’Ivoire

Kouassi Kouadio Henri, Kouadio Kouassi, Kouassi Konan Edouard
Int. J. Biosci.2( 12), 85-89, December 2012.
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The present study relates the influence of two environmental parameters (environment of the plot and previous crop) on the dynamic of Chromolaena odorata, a weed fallow post-harvest. The study was conducted in Oumé area in semi-deciduous forest of Côte d’Ivoire. The linear method was used to estimate the recovery of this taxon. The main objective was to identify the ecological parameters that control the dynamics of this weed to offer its integrated management in the post-fallow cropping. The estimation results showed that the development of C. odorata was fostered by a closed formed by surrounding plant formations such as primary forests and secondary forests. In addition, previous crops such as rice, maize, niebe promote the development of C. odorata, which development is hampered by previous crops such as coffee, cocoa, yam and cassava.

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