Weed control practices of organic farmers in Malaysia / Mohamad Amir Shah Yusop … [et al.]

Yusop, Mohamad Amir Shah and Mohammed, Anisah and Abdul Aziz, Noorshilawati and Abdullah, Nur Suraya and Rosli, Fazidah and Muhamad Ridzwan, Hendrie Johann (2013) Weed control practices of organic farmers in Malaysia / Mohamad Amir Shah Yusop … [et al.]. In: Prosiding KONAKA Konferensi Akademik 2013, 28-29 Oktober 2013, Bukit Gambang Resort City, Gambang, Pahang, Malaysia.


Organic farming is a form of agriculture which excludes the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and livestock
feed additives. It is also known as biological farming, regenerative farming and sustainable farming. A total of 18
certified organic farmers registered under Department of Agriculture were interviewed regarding organic
practices. The objective of this study is to identify the common weed control practices carried by these organic
farmers. The results indicated that the common weeds in organic farms were narrow leaf and they were
controlled by using mulching, grass cutting and manual weeding. In the harvesting of crops, handpicking is the
most common technique used. The results obtained in this study can be useful information as a baseline data in
order to help and encourage conventional farmers to join organic farming in the future.


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Yusop, Mohamad Amir Shah
Mohammed, Anisah
Abdul Aziz, Noorshilawati
Abdullah, Nur Suraya
Rosli, Fazidah
Muhamad Ridzwan, Hendrie Johann
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General) > Farmers
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General) > Fertilizers and improvement of the soil > Organic fertilizers and manures
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture > Weeds, parasitic plants, etc.
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus
Event Title: Prosiding KONAKA Konferensi Akademik 2013
Event Dates: 28-29 Oktober 2013
Page Range: pp. 57-62
Keywords: Organic, Certified, Mulching
Date: 2013
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/39765
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