Weeds and Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAP)

Weeds and Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAP) vie for the same resources such as light, water, and nutrients. Weeds are undesired plants that impede the utilization of land and water resources, act as
shelter for diseases and pests, and consequently have a detrimental impact on the organic cultivation of MAPs, they serve as carriers and transmitters of toxic compounds - MAP contaminants (pyrrolicidinand tropane alkaloids).
Therefore, weed management, using suitable procedures and technology, assists in reducing/eliminating weed populations and keeping them below the threshold of economic impact.
An important role in the successful management of weeds is being played by the #SIRED project, which through its partners @FiBL, @IADK and @Organika have organized a field day for the training of farmers who deals with cultivation of BMAs from Istog. Mr. Nicolas Lefebvre, an expert from FiBL,and the partners shared their knowledge of the accepted weed management practices while demonstrating practically the role and importance of the special multi-functional machine (Tilmor) for weed management in plant cultivation, particularly in the organic production of MAPs.
Through its partners, the SIRED project will continue to support the growth and improvement of the organic production of medicinal and aromatic plants, a sector with potential for Kosovar agriculture.
@CaritasSwitzerlandinKosovo @AustrianDevelopmentAgency