Fundamentals of Weed Science

Fundamentals of Weed Science

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This book addresses herbicides and their use as an important aspect of modern weed management, and strives to place them in an ecological framework. Many weed scientists believe agriculture is a continuing struggle with weeds - without good weed control, good and profitable agriculture is impossible. Each agricultural discipline sees itself as central to agriculture's success and continued progress, and weed science is no exception. While not denying the importance of weed management to successful agriculture, this book places it in a larger ecological context. The roles of culture, economics, and politics in weed management are also discussed, enabling scientists and students to understand the larger effects on society.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 688 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 38.1mm | 1,043.26g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0123725186
  • 9780123725189

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Weeds - The Beginning; Chapter 3 Weed Classification; Chapter 4 Ethnobotany; Chapter 5 Weed Reproduction and Dispersal; Chapter 6 Weed Ecology; Chapter 7 Invasive Plants; Chapter 8 Allelopathy; Chapter 9 The Significance of Plant Competition; Chapter 10 Methods of Weed Management and Control; Chapter 11 Biological Weed Control; Chapter 12 Introduction to Chemical Weed Control; Chapter 13 Properties and Uses of Herbicides; Chapter 14 Herbicides and Plants; Chapter 15 Herbicides and Soil; Chapter 16 Herbicide Formulation; Chapter 17 Herbicides and the Environment; Chapter 18 Pesticide Legislation and Registration; Chapter 19 Weed Management Systems; Chapter 20 Weed Science - The Future; Appendix A: List of Crops by Common Name; Appendix B: List of Weeds by Common Name; Glossary; Index.
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About Robert L. Zimdahl

Robert L. Zimdahl is a Professor of Weed Science at Colorado State University. He received his Ph.D. in Agronomy from Oregon State University. Among his many honors and awards, Dr. Zimdahl was elected a Fellow of the Weed Science Society of America in 1986 and currently serves as editor of that society's journal, Weed Science. He has been a member of several international task forces and has authored a number of books and articles on the subject of weed science.
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