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Plants in lowland savanna of west Africa

Weeds are a major harmful factor to the development and expansion of rice cultivation in the lowlands of Sub-Saharan Africa. Since fundamental information on the biological traits of major weed species, including some native plants, is indispensable to the establishment of the above system, photographs and scanned images of around 90 plant species which were collected on September, 2009 in and around rice fields of the lowland savanna of northern Ghana, are shown herewith collectively in a Database. This Database was set-up in 2009 through the agricultural research project, “Development of low-input and sustainable rice cultivation system in flood plains in Africa,” under the collaboration between the Savanna Agricultural Research Institute of Ghana and the Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences of Japan. The information could be used by agricultural scientists who need the correct names of plants growing within their research fields in lowland savanna. Though these species have been identified based on the following literatures, there might be some wrong identification.

Uploaded Mar. 31, 2010
Updated Jun. 1, 2017

 

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