Biology and Management of Problematic Crop Weed Species

Biology and Management of Problematic Crop Weed Species
Author: Bhagirath S. Chauhan
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2021-09-04
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.

Biology and Management of Weeds and Invasive Plant Species under Changing Climatic and Management Regimes

Biology and Management of Weeds and Invasive Plant Species under Changing Climatic and Management Regimes
Author: Ali Ahsan Bajwa,Mithila Jugulam,Maor Matzrafi
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-11-03
ISBN 10: 2889713105
ISBN 13: 9782889713103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Weed Biology and Management

Weed Biology and Management
Author: Inderjit
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 553
Release: 2004-02-29
ISBN 10: 9781402017612
ISBN 13: 1402017618
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Weed Biology and Management Book Review:

This book offers a global perspective on weed science by presenting contributions from an outstanding group of researchers in 12 countries, reviewed by over 50 experts. It discusses technologies, which could relieve the negative impacts of weeds on crop production in a way that allows growers to optimise profits and preserve human health and the environment. These technologies represent the science of weed management. The aim of the book is to provide insight and recent progress in the science of weed research. Articles presenting the novel and critical appraisals of specific topics are included.

Manage Weeds on Your Farm

Manage Weeds on Your Farm
Author: Charles L. Mohler,John R. Teasdale,Antonio DiTommaso
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9781888626209
ISBN 13: 1888626208
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Manage Weeds on Your Farm Book Review:

Manage Weeds on Your Farm: A Guide to Ecological Strategies provides you with in-depth information about dozens of agricultural weeds found throughout the country and the best ways of managing them. In Part One, the book begins with a general discussion of weeds: their biology, behavior and the characteristics that influence how to best control their populations. It then describes the strengths and limitations of the most common cultural management practices, physical practices and cultivation tools. Part Two is a reference section that describes the identification, ecology and management of 63 of the most common and difficult-to-control weed species found in the United States.

Weed Biology and Climate Change

Weed Biology and Climate Change
Author: Lewis H. Ziska,Jeffrey Dukes,Jeffrey S. Dukes
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2011-01-11
ISBN 10: 0813814170
ISBN 13: 9780813814179
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Weed Biology and Climate Change Book Review:

Ziska (plant physiology, United States Department of Agriculture) and Dukes (biological sciences, Purdue University) explain in clear terms the functions of weeds in world ecology. From defining a weed, a term that exists only in relation to human needs, to explaining the effects of increased carbon dioxide on the spread of weeds, the authors gather together information from a plethora of scientific monographs and put them into a form understandable to the general reader. They cover the constant battle between food crops and weeds for the nutrients in the soil and methods used by farmers to combat the latter. Ziska and Dukes also discuss the effects of the herbicides used and the problems encountered when people introduce natural predators, such as kudzu, to non-native areas. They note the allergic affect many plants, especially ragweed, have on sensitive people. Lastly, they suggest ways to keep weeds under control while continuing to study them for beneficial properties. Throughout, the authors remind the reader of the interconnectedness of plants, animals and climate.

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.

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 and Management of Noxious Rangeland Weeds

Biology and Management of Noxious Rangeland Weeds
Author: Roger L. Sheley,Janet K. Petroff
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 438
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:49015002523570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biology and Management of Noxious Rangeland Weeds Book Review:

In addition to the theory and principles of weed management, this book provides information about twenty-nine of the most serious weeds in the West, including weed identification, origin, history and distribution, invasion potentials, biology and ecology, and specific management options. Full-color photographs and distribution maps help illustrate the plants and the invasive threat they pose. An invaluable resource for land managers, resource specialists, and students of natural resource management, Biology and Management of Noxious Rangeland Weeds provides practical, science-based information needed for sustainable weed management and land restoration.

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

Weed Biology and Ecology in Agroecosystems

Weed Biology and Ecology in Agroecosystems
Author: Karla Leigh Gage,Lauren M. Lazaro,Bhagirath Singh Chauhan
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-11-03
ISBN 10: 2889713113
ISBN 13: 9782889713110
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Parthenium Weed

Parthenium Weed
Author: Stephen W Adkins,Asad Shabbir,Kunjithapatham Dhileepan
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2018-11-07
ISBN 10: 1780645252
ISBN 13: 9781780645254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parthenium Weed Book Review:

This book explores the most important aspects of the biology, ecology and management of what is one of the world's worst weeds. Originally regarded as a major weed in Australia and India, Parthenium weed is now widespread in around 48 countries in Africa, Asia and the South Pacific, and has the potential to spread to new countries in Africa, Asia and Europe. This book, which is a collective effort by 27 members of the International Parthenium Weed Network, addresses research and knowledge gaps for different countries. It examines the weed's mode of spread, its impact on agricultural production, its effect on the environment and on human health, and its management using biological control, as well as cultural, physical and chemical approaches. It also considers the coordination of the weed's management, possible uses for Parthenium weed, its present distribution and how this is impacted by climate change. This book includes: A detailed analysis of Parthenium weed biology. Experiences with Parthenium weed worldwide. An explanation of practical management options. This book will be of interest to graduate students and researchers in universities and institutes, in the fields of plant ecology, botany, agriculture, conservation and restoration ecology.

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.

Weeds of California and Other Western States

Weeds of California and Other Western States
Author: Joseph M. DiTomaso,Evelyn A. Healy
Publsiher: UCANR Publications
Total Pages: 1808
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1879906694
ISBN 13: 9781879906693
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Weeds of California and Other Western States Book Review:

This encyclopedic yet easy-to-use 2-volume set covers 262 individual entries, including a full description of 451 species and another 361 plants compared as similar species, representing 63 plant families. 13 shortcut identification tables for groups that share similar, unusual, or relatively uncommon characteristics. 2 grass identification keys - a key to all characteristics including inflorescences and reproductive parts and a key to vegetative characteristics only. 67 tables comparing important characteristics of difficult-to-distinguish weedy species. Color photos of over 700 weeds including seeds, seedlings, flowers, and mature plants. Appendix of non-native plants rarely or occasionally naturalized in California. Glossary of botanical terms. Bibliography of some of the most pertinent publications. Index to common names, scientific names, and synonyms. Each entry describes the plant category, family name, common name, and synonyms along with a summary of the important aspects of the plant’s life cycle, size, growth form, impact, method of introduction, and toxicity. You'll also find a description of the seedling, mature plant, roots and underground structures, flowers, fruits and seeds, spikelets and florets, spore-bearing structures, and post senescence characteristics for each entry. Also includes a description of the habitat where each is typically found and distribution in California, other states, and worldwide, along with maximum elevation at which the species is found. Rounding out each entry is a description of the methods of reproduction, seed dispersal, germination requirements and conditions, seed survival and longevity, early establishment characteristics and requirements, cultural practices and management options that have proven effective or ineffective in controlling infestations, and a notation of the species' inclusion on federal or state noxious weed lists.

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

The Biology And Control of Weeds in Sugarcane

The Biology And Control of Weeds in Sugarcane
Author: S Peng
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN 10: 0444601600
ISBN 13: 9780444601605
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Biology And Control of Weeds in Sugarcane Book Review:

The Biology and Control of Weeds in Sugarcane provides a comprehensive discussion of the problems of weed control in sugarcane against the background of world-wide cultivation, with emphasis on Taiwan's intensive pattern of crop farming. The book is divided into 12 chapters which present the following concepts of weed control in sugarcane: botanical description of sugarcane; the cultivation of sugarcane in relation to weed control; weeds associated with sugarcane and their biological characteristics; losses in crop production caused by weeds; chemical control of weeds; crop tolerance and weed responses to chemicals; evaluation of new herbicides; research and practices of chemical weed control; and application techniques and equipment utilized in weed control. The book is an authoritative reference for agriculture students, lecturers, and scientists. The advances presented in the book are also an invaluable contribution to the expanding ""Weed Science"" and will serve as an excellent background and perspective for further weed studies.

Weed Management Handbook

Weed Management Handbook
Author: Robert E. L. Naylor
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN 10: 0470750383
ISBN 13: 9780470750384
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Weed Management Handbook Book Review:

Weed Management Handbook updates the 8th edition of Weed Control Handbook (1990). The change in the title and contents of the book from previous editions reflects both the current emphasis on producing crops in a sustainable and environmentally-friendly manner, and the new weed management challenges presenting themselves. This landmark publication contains cutting edge chapters, each written by acknowledged experts in their fields and carefully drawn together and edited by Professor Robert Naylor, known and respected world-wide for his knowledge of the area. The sequence of chapters included reflects a progression from the biology of weeds, through the underpinning science and technology relating to weed management techniques including herbicides and their application to crops, leading to principles of weed management techniques. Finally a set of relevant case studies describes the main management options available and addresses the challenges of reduced chemical options in many crops. Weed Management Handbook is a vital tool for all those involved in the crop protection / agrochemical industry, including business managers, horticultural and agricultural scientists, plant physiologists, botanists and those studying and teaching BASIS courses. As an important reference guide for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying horticultural and agricultural sciences, plant physiology, botany and crop protection, copies of the book should be available on the shelves of all research establishments and universities where these subjects are studied and taught. Weed Management Handbook is published for the British Crop Protection Council (BCPC) by Blackwell Publishing.

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.

Persistence Strategies of Weeds

Persistence Strategies of Weeds
Author: Mahesh K. Upadhyaya,David R. Clements,Anil Shrestha
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2022-02-04
ISBN 10: 1119525632
ISBN 13: 9781119525639
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Persistence Strategies of Weeds Book Review:

An invaluable source of up-to-date information on all major aspects of weed persistence Weeds negatively impact crop yields, the quality of agricultural produce, the health of livestock and ecosystems, and various aspects of human life. Despite significant expenditures of time, money, and resources by agricultural producers, land managers, and the general public, weeds persist. Developing new methods for protecting crops and the environment requires a thorough understanding of the persistence mechanisms of weeds. In Persistence Strategies of Weeds, an international team of expert authors provide detailed information on weed seed biology, identify the vulnerabilities of different weeds, and address the underlying issues behind the problem of weed persistence despite various management methods including herbicides. Presenting a comprehensive approach to the subject, the authors describe what is already understood about weed persistence and what yet needs to be determined. Topics include the role of seed production, dissemination, seed banks, the physiology and genetics of seed dormancy, the influence of agronomic practices, seed longevity, vegetative propagation, allelopathy, predation, soil microbes, weed evolution, and more. This authoritative volume: Examines the genetic flexibility of weeds to adapt to changes in agricultural practices and management strategies Discusses the release of allelochemicals by certain weeds that inhibit the growth of competing plant species Explores the influence of climate change on weed persistence and how the efficacy of herbicides will be affected Emphasizes the importance of sustainable crop production and reducing dependence on synthetic herbicides Provides extensive coverage of the roles of genetic, environmental, and morphological factors in the regulation of weed seed dormancy Includes an overview of persistence strategies of weeds, detailed case studies, and numerous illustrative examples Persistence Strategies of Weeds is an ideal textbook for all upper-level undergraduate and graduate students of weed and pest biology, agroecology, or organic agriculture, and a must-have reference for weed scientists and weed management professionals.

Decision Support Systems for Weed Management

Decision Support Systems for Weed Management
Author: Guillermo R. Chantre,José L. González-Andújar
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2020-07-31
ISBN 10: 3030444023
ISBN 13: 9783030444020
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Decision Support Systems for Weed Management Book Review:

Weed management Decision Support Systems (DSS) are increasingly important computer-based tools for modern agriculture. Nowadays, extensive agriculture has become highly dependent on external inputs and both economic costs, as well the negative environmental impact of agricultural activities, demands knowledge-based technology for the optimization and protection of non-renewable resources. In this context, weed management strategies should aim to maximize economic profit by preserving and enhancing agricultural systems. Although previous contributions focusing on weed biology and weed management provide valuable insight on many aspects of weed species ecology and practical guides for weed control, no attempts have been made to highlight the forthcoming importance of DSS in weed management. This book is a first attempt to integrate `concepts and practice’ providing a novel guide to the state-of-art of DSS and the future prospects which hopefully would be of interest to higher-level students, academics and professionals in related areas.