Biology and Management of Problematic Crop Weed Species

Biology and Management of Problematic Crop Weed Species
Author: Bhagirath Chauhan
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2021-09-17
ISBN 10: 0128229357
ISBN 13: 9780128229354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biology and Management of Problematic Crop Weed Species Book Review:

Weeds are the main biological constraint to crop production throughout the year. Uncontrolled weeds could cause 100% yield loss. In Australia, the overall cost of weeds to Australian grain growers was estimated at AU$ 3.3 billion annually. In terms of yield losses, weeds amounted to 2.7 million tonnes of grains at a national level. In the USA, weeds cost US$ 33 billion in lost crop production annually. In India, these costs were estimated to be much higher (US$ 11 billion). These studies from different economies suggest that weeds cause substantial yield and economic loss. Biology and Management of Problematic Weed Species details the biology of key weed species, providing vital information on seed germination and production, as well as factors affecting weed growth. These species include Chenopodium album, Chloris truncata and C. virgate, Conyza bonariensis and C. canadensis, Cyperus rotundus, and many more. This information is crucial for researchers and growers to develop integrated weed management (IWM) strategies. Written by leading experts across the globe, this book is an essential read to plant biologists and ecologists, crop scientists, and students and researchers interested in weed science. Provides detailed information on the biology of different key weed species Covers weed seed germination and emergence Presents the factors affecting weed growth and seed production

Weed Biology and Management

Weed Biology and Management
Author: Inderjit
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 553
Release: 2013-11-11
ISBN 10: 9401705526
ISBN 13: 9789401705523
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Weed Biology and Management Book Review:

Weeds hold an enigmatic and sometimes-controversial place in agriculture, where they are generally reviled, grudgingly tolerated, and occasionally admired. In most cases, growers make considerable effort to reduce the negative economic impact of weeds because they compete with crops for resources and hinder field operations, thereby affecting crop productivity and quality, and ultimately the sustainability of agriculture. Weed control in production agriculture is commonly achieved through the integration of chemical, biological, and mechanical management methods. Chemicals (herbicides) usually inhibit the growth and establishment of weed plants by interfering with various physiological and biochemical pathways. Biological methods include crop competition, smother crops, rotation crops, and allelopathy, as well as specific insect predators and plant pathogens. Mechanical methods encompass an array of tools from short handled hoes to sophisticated video-guided robotic machines. Integrating these technologies, in order to relieve the negative impacts of weeds on crop production in a way that allows growers to optimize profits and preserve human health and the environment, is the science of weed management.

Weed Ecology

Weed Ecology
Author: Steven R. Radosevich,Jodie S. Holt,Claudio Ghersa
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 589
Release: 1997-02-05
ISBN 10: 9780471116066
ISBN 13: 0471116068
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Weed Ecology Book Review:

While some plants are valued and selected for their beauty, others are reviled for their apparent lack of these traits. Weeds are recognized worldwide as undesirable economic pests; however, the value of any plant is unquestionably determined by the perception of the viewer. This book looks at weeds from an ecological viewpoint, emphasizing the way in which one species interacts with others.

Biology Physiology and Molecular Biology of Weeds

Biology  Physiology and Molecular Biology of Weeds
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2018-05
ISBN 10: 9781642240610
ISBN 13: 1642240613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biology Physiology and Molecular Biology of Weeds Book Review:

Some plant species are particularly well adapted to environments disturbed by humans. Often such species are invasive and problematic, and thus are classified as weeds. Despite our best efforts to manage weeds, they continue to interfere with crop production. There is clearly much to learn about weeds, information that could aid in weed management and improve competitiveness in nonweedy species. The tools of molecular biology have been enlisted in ongoing efforts to manage weeds, most notably in the development and commercialization of crop plants tailored to resist certain herbicides. Molecular biology also has been used to gain a better understanding of how weeds compete and interact with neighboring plants, survive harsh environmental conditions, and evolve resistance to the herbicides used to control them.Biology, Physiology and Molecular Biology of Weeds aims to provide comprehensive information on a wide range of topics on the use of molecular biology and biotechnology in weed science. It aims to provide knowledge that is expected to be applied in the practical control of weeds, and include integrated research, from basic to applied, with all elements contributing to real improvements in weed management. Management of weeds is performed for the benefit of different interests, ranging from clean and non slippery pavements, to minimizing yield losses in agriculture. The occurrence of weeds in agricultural crops leads to substantial yield reductions causing economic losses all over the world.

Herbicides

Herbicides
Author: Andrew Price,Jessica Kelton
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 664
Release: 2013-06-12
ISBN 10: 9535111124
ISBN 13: 9789535111122
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Herbicides Book Review:

Herbicide use is a common component of many weed management strategies in both agricultural and non-crop settings. However, herbicide use practices and recommendations are continuously updated and revised to provide control of ever-changing weed compositions and to preserve efficacy of current weed control options. Herbicides - Current Research and Case Studies in Use provides information about current trends in herbicide use and weed control in different land and aquatic settings as well as case studies in particular weed control situations.

The Triazine Herbicides

The Triazine Herbicides
Author: Janis Mc Farland, Ph.D.,Orvin Burnside, Ph.D.
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2011-08-19
ISBN 10: 0080559638
ISBN 13: 9780080559636
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Triazine Herbicides Book Review:

Over the past 50 years, triazines have made a great impact on agriculture and world hunger by assisting in the development of new farming methods, providing greater farming and land use capabilities, and increasing crop yields. Triazines are registered in over 80 countries and save billions of dollars a year. The Triazine Herbicides is the one book that presents a comprehensive view of the total science and agriculture of these chemicals. With emphasis on how the chemicals are studied and developed, reviewed, and used at the agricultural level this book provides valuable insight into the benefits of triazine herbicides for sustainable agriculture. * Presents previously unpublished information on the discovery, development and marketing of herbicides * Includes a vital section on the origin, use, economics and fate of triazine herbicides * Covers benefits of triazines in corn and sorghum, sugarcane, citrus, fruit and nut crops * Establishes best management practice and environmental benefits of use in conservation tillage

Fundamentals of Weed Science

Fundamentals of Weed Science
Author: Robert Zimdahl
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN 10: 0323149421
ISBN 13: 9780323149426
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Weed Science Book Review:

Fundamentals of Weed Science provides an introduction to the basic principles of weed science for undergraduate courses. It discusses several aspects of weed biology and control, and traces the history of herbicide development. The book begins with an introduction to weeds, covering their definition, characteristics, harmful aspects, and the cost of weed control. This is followed chapters on weed classification, the uses of weeds, weed biology, weed ecology, allelopathy, the significance of plant competition, weed management and control methods, and biological weed control. Later chapters deal with herbicidesthe most important weed control tools and the ones with the greatest potential for untoward effects. Students of weed science must understand herbicides and the factors governing their use as well as the potential for misuse. These chapters discuss chemical weed control, the properties and uses of herbicides, factors affecting herbicide performance, herbicide application, herbicide formulation, ecological impact of herbicides, pesticide registration and legislation, weed management systems, and the future of weed science.

Soybean

Soybean
Author: Hany El-Shemy
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2013-02-13
ISBN 10: 9535109782
ISBN 13: 9789535109785
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soybean Book Review:

Legumes are important for the diet of a significant part of the world's population; they are a good source of protein, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins. The'importance of soybean'lies in the overall agriculture and trade and in its contribution to food supply. Soybean contains the highest protein content and has no cholesterol in comparison with conventional legume and animal food sources. Furthermore, soybean is a cheap source of food, and at the same time medicinal due to its genistein, photochemical, isoflavones content. Soybean has been found to be extremely helpful in the fight against heart disease, cancer and diabetes, among others. Soybean protein and calories are presently being used to prevent body wasting often associated with HIV. The importance of soybean nutrition intervention is amplified where medications are unavailable. Its economic potential inherent in a wide range of industrial uses can be harnessed to the benefit of smallholder soybean producers.

A History of Weed Science in the United States

A History of Weed Science in the United States
Author: Robert L Zimdahl
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-02-04
ISBN 10: 0123815029
ISBN 13: 9780123815026
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Weed Science in the United States Book Review:

It is important that scientists think about and know their history - where they came from, what they have accomplished, and how these may affect the future. Weed scientists, similar to scientists in many technological disciplines, have not sought historical reflection. The technological world asks for results and for progress. Achievement is important not, in general, the road that leads to achievement. What was new yesterday is routine today, and what is described as revolutionary today may be considered antiquated tomorrow. Weed science has been strongly influenced by technology developed by supporting industries, subsequently employed in research and, ultimately, used by farmers and crop growers. The science has focused on results and progress. Scientists have been--and the majority remain--problem solvers whose solutions have evolved as rapidly as have the new weed problems needing solutions. In a more formal sense, weed scientists have been adherents of the instrumental ideology of modern science. That is an analysis of their work, and their orientation reveals the strong emphasis on practical, useful knowledge; on know how. The opposite, and frequently complementary orientation, that has been missing from weed science is an emphasis on contemplative knowledge; that is, knowing why. This book expands on and analyzes how these orientations have affected weed science’s development. The first analytical history of weed science to be written Compares the development of weed science, entomology and plant pathology Identifies the primary founders of weed science and describes their role

Crop Rotation on Organic Farms

Crop Rotation on Organic Farms
Author: Charles L. Mohler,Sue Ellen Johnson
Publsiher: Natural Resource Agriculture and Engineering Service (Nraes)
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9781933395210
ISBN 13: 1933395214
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Problem Weed Guide for Ontario Crops

Problem Weed Guide for Ontario Crops
Author: Mike Cowbrough
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-05-08
ISBN 10: 9781364181536
ISBN 13: 1364181533
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Problem Weed Guide for Ontario Crops Book Review:

This book provides an in depth look at how to manage 16 of the most difficult to control weeds in Ontario. With summaries of Ontario research trials along with international studies, it would be tough to find a more comprehensive yet practical look at managing problem weeds.

Non Chemical Weed Control

Non Chemical Weed Control
Author: Khawar Jabran,Bhagirath S. Chauhan
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2018-01-03
ISBN 10: 0128098821
ISBN 13: 9780128098820
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Non Chemical Weed Control Book Review:

Non-Chemical Weed Control is the first book to present an overview of plant crop protection against non-food plants using non-chemical means. Plants growing wild—particularly unwanted plants found in cultivated ground to the exclusion of the desired crop—have been treated with herbicides and chemical treatments in the past. As concern over environmental, food and consumer safety increases, research has turned to alternatives, including the use of cover crops, thermal treatments and biotechnology to reduce and eliminate unwanted plants. This book provides insight into existing and emerging alternative crop protection methods and includes lessons learned from past methodologies. As crop production resources decline while consumer concerns over safety increase, the effective control of weeds is imperative to insure the maximum possible levels of soil, sunlight and nutrients reach the crop plants. Allows reader to identify the most appropriate solution based on their individual use or case Provides researchers, students and growers with current concepts regarding the use of modern, environment-friendly weed control techniques Presents methods of weed management—an important part of integrated weed management in the future Exploits the knowledge gained from past sustainable weed management efforts

Principles in Weed Management

Principles in Weed Management
Author: R. J. Aldrich,Rj Kremer
Publsiher: Wiley
Total Pages: 472
Release: 1999-03-24
ISBN 10: 9780813820231
ISBN 13: 0813820235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles in Weed Management Book Review:

This introductory book is the first comprehensive treatment of ecological principles and how they may be utilised to develop long-term weed management practices. Why do we have weeds? Why do we have the ones we have? What is the nature of competition? What is the link between weeds and cultural practices? Can we predict future weed problems? Authors Aldrich and Kremer give the reader all the background needed to address these questions. With an eye to long-term solutions, they emphasise the nature and properties of weeds in relation to desired plants, from their methods of reproduction and adaptation to their responses to herbicides and various cultural practices. Recognising the place of weeds within a dynamic ecosystem, their approach promotes improvements in crop management and plant production without consequent harm to the environment.

Evolutionary Ecology of Weeds

Evolutionary Ecology of Weeds
Author: Jack Dekker
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2016-07-26
ISBN 10: 9781535401074
ISBN 13: 1535401079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolutionary Ecology of Weeds Book Review:

Evolutionary Ecology of Weeds is the story of WHAT, WHY and HOW some plant species invade and occupy habitats ripe for exploitation. The nature of weeds is the evolution of adaptive traits for seizing and exploiting locally available opportunity. Weeds are the consequence of human disturbance which creates opportunity spacetime, leaving unused resources eager for invasion by weeds. The nature of weeds is the story of us, humans. We created highly successful wild-crop-weed complexes that resist control. We created them by channeling natural selection, the driver of biological change. Plants invade by dispersing, colonizing, reproducing and enduring in a locality. Weeds possess mating systems that generate variable genotypes and phenotypes that struggle for existence, the winners take all. Evolution occurs. Adaptation in weed life history is about timing: timing is everything. Adaptation in local plant communities is interference and facilitation animating strategic roles guided by functional traits. Weed community dynamics is community assembly and ecological succession. Complex adaptive weed system formation reveals larger forces of nature: emergent behavior, physical information remembered. Knowledge of weeds is discovered, then represented in several different ways: ecological demography, life history traits. Representation is confounded by the humans that make them, their beliefs, values and models. Case histories of three weeds explain these concepts: velvetleaf (Abutilon theophrasti), triazine resistant rapeseed (Brassica napus), and the foxtails (Setaria species-group). UNIT 1: THE NATURE OF WEEDS UNIT 2: THE EVOLUTION OF WEED POPULATIONS UNIT 3: ADAPTATION IN WEED LIFE HISTORY UNIT 4: ADAPTATION IN LOCAL PLANT COMMUNITIES UNIT 5: COMPLEX ADAPTIVE WEED SYSTEMS UNIT 6: REPRESENTATION OF WEED BIOLOGY UNIT 7: WEED CASE HISTORY

Atlas of Weed Mapping

Atlas of Weed Mapping
Author: Hansjoerg Kraehmer
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2016-03-17
ISBN 10: 1118720717
ISBN 13: 9781118720714
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atlas of Weed Mapping Book Review:

Weeds are variously defined as plants growing where they are not wanted, plants that interfere with human activity. Weeds affect everyone in the world by reducing crop yield and quality, delaying or interfering with harvesting, interfering with animal feeding, reducing animal health, preventing water flow, as plant parasites, etc. It is estimated that those problems cause $ billions worth of crop losses annually and the global cost of controlling weeds also runs into many $ billions every year. Atlas of Weed Mapping presents an introductory overview on the occurrence of the most common weeds of the world. The book notably includes: Description of cropping practices and explanations for the global distribution of weeds Invasive plant mapping Aquatics and wetland plants with histological plant details Theoretical and practical aspects of weed mapping Aspects on the documentation of herbicide resistance Biodiversity, rare weeds and the dominance of the most common weeds Fully illustrated with more than 800 coloured figures and a number of tables, this new characterisation of anthropogenic vegetation will be interesting for readers of a great number of disciplines such as agriculture, botany, ecology, geobotany and plant community research. More than a hundred experts have contributed data to this unique compilation.

Grasses as Food and Feed

Grasses as Food and Feed
Author: Zerihun Tadele
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2018-12-12
ISBN 10: 1789847982
ISBN 13: 9781789847987
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grasses as Food and Feed Book Review:

The grass or Poaceae family includes all cereal crops and forage grasses. Hence, they play a significant role in the economy of both the developed and developing world. Similar to other crop types, grasses are continuously challenged by a variety of environmental constraints. These constraints include a variety of biotic and abiotic stresses, and an enabling environment, which mainly refers to policy-related issues that affect productivity. In this book, the importance of selected cereal crops and grasses as well as associated constraints are presented. In addition, techniques proven to improve the productivity of these groups of crops are discussed. The techniques include variety development, soil and crop management practices, and biological control of fungal pathogens using different types of bacterial strains.

Recent Advances in Weed Management

Recent Advances in Weed Management
Author: Bhagirath S. Chauhan,Gulshan Mahajan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 411
Release: 2014-07-10
ISBN 10: 1493910191
ISBN 13: 9781493910199
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Advances in Weed Management Book Review:

This volume addresses recent developments in weed science. These developments include conservation agriculture and conservation tillage, climate change, environmental concerns about the runoff of agrochemicals, resistance of weeds and crops to herbicides, and the need for a vastly improved understanding of weed ecology and herbicide use. The book provides details on harnessing knowledge of weed ecology to improve weed management in different crops and presents information on opportunities in weed management in different crops. Current management practices are also covered, along with guidance for selecting herbicides and using them effectively. Written by experts in the field and supplemented with instructive illustrations and tables, Recent Advances in Weed Management is an essential reference for agricultural specialists and researchers, government agents, extension specialists, and professionals throughout the agrochemical industry, as well as a foundation for advanced students taking courses in weed science.

Organic Farming

Organic Farming
Author: Sarath Chandran,Unni M.R,Sabu Thomas
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2018-11-23
ISBN 10: 0128132736
ISBN 13: 9780128132739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organic Farming Book Review:

Organic Farming: Global Perspectives and Methods explores the core definition and concepts of organic farming in sustainability, its influence on the ecosystem, the significance of seed, soil management, water management, weed management, the significance of microorganisms in organic farming, livestock management, and waste management. The book provides readers with a basic idea of organic farming that presents advancements in the field and insights on the future. Written by a team of global experts, and with the aim of providing a current understanding of organic farming, this resource is valuable for researchers, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows from academia and research institutions. Presents the basic principles of organic farming and sustainable development Discusses the role of soil in organic agriculture Addresses various strategies in seed processing and seed storing, seed bed preparation, watering of seeds and seed quality improvement Includes updated information on organic fertilizers and their preparation techniques

Soils Plant Growth and Crop Production Volume III

Soils  Plant Growth and Crop Production   Volume III
Author: Willy H. Verheye
Publsiher: EOLSS Publications
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2010-11-30
ISBN 10: 1848263694
ISBN 13: 9781848263697
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soils Plant Growth and Crop Production Volume III Book Review:

Soils, Plant Growth and Crop Production is a component of Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty Encyclopedias. Plants, and crops in particular, grow and develop through the uptake of water and nutrients by the root system in soils and their transformation into biomass through processes governed by photosynthesis. The quality and amount of products harvested from this biomass depend largely on the intrinsic properties of the soil, i.e. the moisture and nutrients made available for uptake by the roots. These volumes describe in a synthetic form the impact of the most important soil properties on general agronomy, crop production, cultivation methods, and yields, including the specific management aspects which take away some production constraints. Changes in general agronomy as a result of plant breeding, climatic change and competition between newly introduced crops are discussed. The three volumes with contributions from distinguished experts in the field discusses about soils, plant growth and crop production in several related topics. These volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

Weed Crop Competition

Weed Crop Competition
Author: Robert L. Zimdahl
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2007-11-19
ISBN 10: 0470290102
ISBN 13: 9780470290101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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