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Weed Management Systems Adopted For Natural Pastureland: Implication to Improve Yield and Health of the Pastureland in Ethiopia

Feed problem is the major among constraints hindering the full exploitation of Livestock sector in Ethiopia. This is due to decline of Pasture land productivity either in quantity or quality. To overcome these challenges exploring the methods of pasture management to increase production and productivity of the forages is essential. Nowadays many factors affect the productivity of the pastureland, among these unwanted plants or weeds are the main factors devastating the pastureland and reducing the quantity and quality of forage produced from the pasture especially in developing countries like Ethiopia. Although exceptions exist, most weeds struggle to compete with a dense stand of valuable forage species. To reduce the impact of weedy plants, pastures and hayfields should be maintained to encourage the strong growth of desired forage species. Maintaining proper pastureland management using controlled grazing practices; mowing at the proper timing and stage of maturity; allowing new seedlings to become well established before use; renovating pastures when needed are all examples of effective pasture management programs. To achieve long-term weed management, weeds must be targeted more precisely, and reliance on single treatments like pesticides or machines must be minimized as more integrated strategies are adopted. As long as farming or grazing is practiced, weeds will be a part of primary production. Effective weed management techniques are critical in light of the current emphasis on sustainable land use. The seemingly insurmountable problem is to establish a control choice that is effective, selective, and directs to quick, positive economic return from original input while conserving and improving local, regional, and global sustainability. So assessing the methods and ways to manage these problems and knowing the kind of weeds available in grassland of specific areas were the priority issues to be considered to overcome the consequences of these invasive weed species. This paper is aimed to present some management practices applied across the globe to overcome these challenges.

Pastureland, Invasive, Weed, Weed Management

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Hailegabriel Ajema Desalegn. (2023). Weed Management Systems Adopted For Natural Pastureland: Implication to Improve Yield and Health of the Pastureland in Ethiopia. International Journal of Animal Science and Technology, 7(4), 48-56. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ijast.20230704.11

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Hailegabriel Ajema Desalegn. Weed Management Systems Adopted For Natural Pastureland: Implication to Improve Yield and Health of the Pastureland in Ethiopia. Int. J. Anim. Sci. Technol. 2023, 7(4), 48-56. doi: 10.11648/j.ijast.20230704.11

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Hailegabriel Ajema Desalegn. Weed Management Systems Adopted For Natural Pastureland: Implication to Improve Yield and Health of the Pastureland in Ethiopia. Int J Anim Sci Technol. 2023;7(4):48-56. doi: 10.11648/j.ijast.20230704.11

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