Integrated Management Of Paddy And Aquatic Weeds In Indonesia
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Rice is the staple food of Indonesia and plays a major role in both political stability and economic growth. The government of Indonesia has worked consistenly to finally reach rice self sufficiency in 1984. This achievement was made possible by technical improvements, as well as by infrastructural development such as the construction of reservoirs and irrigation networks. The presence of weeds in rice fields reduces rice yield, and their presence in irrigation networks endangers the water supply. This paper describes the techniques which have been developed in Indonesia for weed control and the management of macrophyte vegetation.