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Applied and Environmental Soil Science
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 601058, 7 pages
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A Case of Cyperus spp. and Imperata cylindrica Occurrences on Acrisol of the Dahomey Gap in South Benin as Affected by Soil Characteristics: A Strategy for Soil and Weed Management

1Felix Houphouet Boigny University, Soil Science Department, 22 BP 582, Cocody, Abidjan 22, Cote d'Ivoire
2University of Abomey-Calavi, Departement of Agronomy Sciences, BP 499, Calavi, Benin
3Africa Rice Center, BP 2031, Cotonou, Benin
4CIRAD, UPR Hortsys, 34398 Montpellier Cedex 05, France

Received 7 October 2012; Revised 15 April 2013; Accepted 28 April 2013

Academic Editor: Philip J. White

Copyright © 2013 Brahima Kone et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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