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.

Principles of Weed Science

Principles of Weed Science
Author: Rao V S.
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 21
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:727644707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Weed Science

Weed Science
Author: Thomas J. Monaco,Stephen C. Weller,Floyd M. Ashton
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2002-05-23
ISBN 10: 0471274968
ISBN 13: 9780471274964
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Weed Science Book Review:

The updated edition of the classic, fundamental book on weedscience Weed Science provides a detailed examination ofthe principles of integrated weed management with important detailson how chemical herbicides work and should be used. This revisedFourth Edition addresses recent developments affecting weedscience. These include the increased use of conservation-tillagesystems, environmental concerns about the runoff of agrochemicals,soil conservation, crop biotechnology, resistance of weeds andcrops to herbicides, weed control in nonagricultural settings andconcerns regarding invasive plants, wetland restoration, and theneed for a vastly improved understanding of weed ecology. Current management practices are covered along with guidance forselecting herbicides and using them effectively. To serve as a moreefficient reference, herbicides are cross-listed by chemical andbrand name and grouped by mechanism of action and physiologicaleffect rather than chemical structure. In addition, an introductionto organic chemistry has been added to familiarize readers withorganic herbicides. Also included are guidelines on weed-controlpractices for specific crops or situations, such as small grains,row crops, horticultural crops, lawns and turf, range land, brush,and aquatic plant life. Generously supplemented with 300 drawings, photographs, andtables, Weed Science is an essential book for students taking anintroductory course in weed science, as well as a reference foragricultural advisors, county agents, extension specialists, andprofessionals throughout the agrochemical industry.

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

Fundamentals of Weed Science

Fundamentals of Weed Science
Author: Robert L Zimdahl
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 664
Release: 2013-08-09
ISBN 10: 0123978181
ISBN 13: 9780123978189
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Weed Science Book Review:

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. Information on New herbicides included, along with the old herbicides that are important for understanding the history New section on weed resistance to herbicides and genetic engineering New information on invasive plants Expanded chapters on Biological Control, Pesticide Legislation and Regulation, Weed Management Systems, and more Instructor resources can be found at http://textbooks.elsevier.com/web/Login.aspx, and it is password protected. Please contact your sales representative at [email protected] for access to the instructor resources. The insturctor site consists of chapter questions, essay questions, an exam and images from the book

Six Chemicals That Changed Agriculture

Six Chemicals That Changed Agriculture
Author: Robert L Zimdahl
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2015-07-23
ISBN 10: 012800617X
ISBN 13: 9780128006177
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Six Chemicals That Changed Agriculture Book Review:

Six Chemicals That Changed Agriculture is a scientific look at how the chemicals used in today's food production were developed, evaluated, and came to be in wide-spread use. From fertilizers to pest management, antibiotics to DNA, chemicals have transformed the way our food is grown, protected, and processed. Agriculture is the world's most important environment interaction, the essential human activity, and an increasingly controversial activity because of its use and presumed misuse of chemistry. The major characteristics of US agriculture for at least the last six decades have been rising productivity, declining number of mid-size farms, increasing farm size, an increasing percentage of farm production on fewer, large farms, increasing dependence of chemical technology and more developmental research being done by the agricultural chemical industry rather than by independent land-grant universities. Another equally important feature of modern agriculture is wide-spread suspicion of its technology by the public. The book will recount examples of this suspicion related to specific chemicals and present the essence of the suspicion and its results. Offers an historical analysis of the discovery and development some aspects of the chemistry of modern agriculture Addresses the advantages, disadvantages, desirable and undesirable results of the use of each of the chosen chemicals and compares and contrasts the real and frequently assumed problems of their use Provides valuable insights into the history and application of these focused chemicals, enabling readers to apply the lessons to new agricultural chemical developments

Fundamentals of Weed Science

Fundamentals of Weed Science
Author: Om Prakash Gupta
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 379
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9788177543070
ISBN 13: 8177543075
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Agriculture s Ethical Horizon

Agriculture s Ethical Horizon
Author: Robert L Zimdahl
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2012-01-30
ISBN 10: 0123914787
ISBN 13: 9780123914781
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agriculture s Ethical Horizon Book Review:

The second edition of Agriculture's Ethical Horizon is a carefully considered application of philosophical concepts, such as utilitarianism and positivism, to the practice of agricultural science. Author Robert Zimdahl argues for an approach to agriculture guided by foundational values, and addresses the questions: What are the goals of agricultural and weed science? What should their goals be? How do and how should the practitioners of agriculture address complex ethical questions? This book engages students, researchers, and professionals across disciplines including horticulture, soil and plant science, entomology, and more, all without requiring a background in philosophy. It examines topics such as scientific truth and myth, moral confidence in agriculture, the relevance of ethics to sustainability, and biotechnology. New to this edition is a chapter examining the raising, housing and slaughter of animals for human food, and a chapter on alternative and organic agricultural systems. Easily understood by non-philosophers Chapter sidebars highlight important concepts and can be used to engage students in further discussion Companion website includes further teaching aids and a discussion board

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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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.

Encyclopedia of Plant and Crop Science Print

Encyclopedia of Plant and Crop Science  Print
Author: Robert M. Goodman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 1360
Release: 2004-02-27
ISBN 10: 1000031586
ISBN 13: 9781000031584
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Plant and Crop Science Print Book Review:

Encyclopedia of Plant and Crop Science is the first-ever single-source reference work to inclusively cover classic and modern studies in plant biology in conjunction with research, applications, and innovations in crop science and agriculture. From the fundamentals of plant growth and reproduction to developments in agronomy and agricultural science, the encyclopedia's authoritative content nurtures communication between these academically distinct yet intrinsically related fields-offering a spread of clear, descriptive, and concise entries to optimally serve scientists, agriculturalists, policy makers, students, and the general public. ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE This Taylor & Francis encyclopedia is also available through online subscription, offering a variety of extra benefits for both researchers, students, and librarians, including: Citation tracking and alerts Active reference linking Saved searches and marked lists HTML and PDF format options For more information, visit Taylor and Francis Online or contact us to inquire about subscription options and print/online combination packages. US: (Tel) 1.888.318.2367 / (E-mail) [email protected] International: (Tel) +44 (0) 20 7017 6062 / (E-mail) [email protected]

Cannabis

Cannabis
Author: Ernest Small
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 567
Release: 2016-10-14
ISBN 10: 1315350599
ISBN 13: 9781315350592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cannabis Book Review:

Cannabis sativa is best known as the source of marijuana, the world’s most widely consumed illicit recreational drug. However, the plant is also extremely useful as a source of stem fiber, edible seed oil, and medicinal compounds, all of which are undergoing extremely promising research, technological applications, and business investment. Indeed, despite its capacity for harm as a recreational drug, cannabis has phenomenal potential for providing new products to benefit society and for generating extensive employment and huge profits. Misguided policies, until recently, have prevented legitimate research on the beneficial properties of cannabis, but there is now an explosion of societal, scientific, and political support to reappraise and remove some of the barriers to usage. Unfortunately, there is also a corresponding dearth of objective analysis. Towards redressing the limitation of information, Cannabis: A Complete Guide is a comprehensive reference summarizing botanical, business, chemical, ecological, genetic, historical, horticultural, legal, and medical considerations that are critical for the wise advancement and management of cannabis in its various forms. This book documents both the risks and benefits of what is indisputably one of the world’s most important species. The conflicting claims for medicinal virtues and toxicological vices are examined, based mainly on the most recent authoritative scientific reviews. The attempt is made consistently to reflect majority scientific opinion, although many aspects of cannabis are controversial. Aside from the relevance to specialists, the general public should find the presentation attractive because of the huge interest today in marijuana. Unfortunately, society has become so specialized and compartmentalized that most people have limited appreciation of the importance of science to their lives, except when a topic like marijuana becomes sensationalized. This review of cannabis can serve as a vehicle for public education in the realm of science and technology. Indeed, towards the goal of disseminating the important information in this book to a wide audience, the presentation is user-friendly, concise, and well-illustrated in the hope that non-specialists will find the topics both informative and entertaining.

Fundamentals Of Vegetable Crop Production

Fundamentals Of Vegetable Crop Production
Author: B. Nair,K.P. Singh,P. Chand
Publsiher: Scientific Publishers
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2014-02-01
ISBN 10: 9386237350
ISBN 13: 9789386237354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals Of Vegetable Crop Production Book Review:

The book discusses and covers all the basics of vegetable production in a precise manner. The latest area, production and recent scenario of vegetables in the world market are also detailed. It covers nearly all the aspects of vegetables starting from the classification, nitty-gritty, detailed agronomic practices to the harvest, storage and vale addition. The role of various nutrients along with their deficiency symptoms is included in the book. The major weeds, pests and diseases as well as their management is discribed in the book. The book can be very useful for the students of graduate level, post graduate level, doctorate level and for preparing various competitive examinations. It also contains question bank which could be extremely helpful for the students.

Cropping Systems

Cropping Systems
Author: Anil Shrestha
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2004-02-13
ISBN 10: 9781560221074
ISBN 13: 1560221070
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cropping Systems Book Review:

Learn the fundamentals as well as in-depth details of agricultural cropping systems from around the globe! Cropping Systems: Trends and Advances is a comprehensive review of past and present research efforts in North America and other parts of the world. It brings together biological, economic, sociological, and technical aspects of cropping systems in a single source to provide a reference unlike any other on the subject that is available today. This valuable book also points to future directions that cropping systems research needs to take in order to increase sustainable agriculture and feed the growing world population. Charts, tables, and illustrations make the information easy to access and understand. An ideal textbook for graduate and undergraduate courses in agronomy as well as a comprehensive reference for professionals involved in cropping systems research, Cropping Systems: Trends and Advances is a book you’ll refer to again and again. Topics covered in this well-referenced and thoughtfully indexed book include: emerging trends in cropping systems research designing resource-efficient cropping systems soil quality and fertility tillage root dynamics water quality concerns nitrogen use efficiency precision agriculture agricultural biotechnology weed biology and management integrated pest management the important role that cover crops can play key indicators for assessing nitrogen use efficiency in cereal-based agroecosystems the implications of elevated carbon dioxide-induced changes in agroecosystem productivity and a great deal more!

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.

Soil Science for Gardeners

Soil Science for Gardeners
Author: Robert Pavlis
Publsiher: New Society Publishers
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN 10: 155092723X
ISBN 13: 9781550927238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Build healthy soil and grow better plants Robert Pavlis, a gardener for over four decades, debunks common soil myths, explores the rhizosphere, and provides a personalized soil fertility improvement program in this three-part popular science guidebook. Healthy soil means thriving plants. Yet untangling the soil food web and optimizing your soil health is beyond most gardeners, many of whom lack an in-depth knowledge of the soil ecosystem. Soil Science for Gardeners is an accessible, science-based guide to understanding soil fertility and, in particular, the rhizosphere – the thin layer of liquid and soil surrounding plant roots, so vital to plant health. Coverage includes: Soil biology and chemistry and how plants and soil interact Common soil health problems, including analyzing soil's fertility and plant nutrients The creation of a personalized plan for improving your soil fertility, including setting priorities and goals in a cost-effective, realistic time frame. Creating the optimal conditions for nature to do the heavy lifting of building soil fertility Written for the home gardener, market gardener, and micro-farmer, Soil Science for Gardeners is packed with information to help you grow thriving plants.

Handbook of Seed Physiology

Handbook of Seed Physiology
Author: Roberto Benech-Arnold,Rodolfo S?nchez
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 479
Release: 2004-09-21
ISBN 10: 1482277948
ISBN 13: 9781482277944
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Seed Physiology Book Review:

The latest findings in seed physiology—discussed as they relate to agricultural problems! Presenting the latest findings in the area of seed physiology as well as the practical applications of that knowledge in the field, the Handbook of Seed Physiology: Applications to Agriculture provides a comprehensive view of seed biology and its role in crop performance. Key topics include seed germination, crop emergence, crop establishment, dormancy, preharvest sprouting, plant hormones, abscisic and giberellic acids, weeds, grain quality, oil crops, and malting quality. Abundant case studies provide information of value to researchers, students, and professionals in the fields of seed science, field crop research, crop science, agronomy, and seed technology. The Handbook of Seed Physiology discusses vital topics which serve as the basis for the development of techniques and processes to improve seed performance and crop yield. In this text, you will explore: the effect of the soil physical environment on seed germination the roles of physiology, genetics, and environment in the inception, maintenance, and termination of dormancy the relationship between the termination of dormancy and the synthesis and signaling of gibberellins and abscisic acid mechanisms of orthodox seed deterioration and approaches for repair of seed damage characteristics, behavior, and mechanisms of desiccation tolerance in recalcitrant seeds the role of seed moisture in free radical assaults on seeds and the protective function of raffinose oligosaccharides the production of free radicals and their effect on lipids and lipid peroxidation components of grain quality in oil crops and factors influencing them structural components and genotypic and environmental factors affecting barley malting quality In addition to the latest scientific information in the area of seed physiology, this text provides insights into practical applications of that knowledge through the description of: screening protocols for germination tolerance to temperature and water stress methods for improving seed performance in the field techniques for controlling preharvest sprouting of cereals breeding and production strategies for improving grain quality population-based threshold models in the prediction of germination and emergence patterns modeling changes in dormancy to predict weed emergence Extensive reference sections accompanying each chapter include both foundation texts and current research. Principles and concepts discussed in the text are elaborated upon through equations, figures, and tables covering such topics as water and soil thermal regimes; seed water potential; temperature and water effects on germination; free radical attack; and molecular structures. Exploring concepts, techniques, and processes related to seed germination and crop establishment, this comprehensive, one-of-a-kind reference is an indispensable tool for seed scientists and agricultural professionals. Add it to your library today and put seed physiology research to work in establishing high-quality “next crops”!

Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management

Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management
Author: Nick Christians
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2011-07-12
ISBN 10: 0470587318
ISBN 13: 9780470587317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management Book Review:

Introduces the principles of turfgrass management, covering everything from basic turfgrass science to fertilization, mowing, turfgrass diseases, irrigation topdressing, pest management, as well as career paths, and much more.

Agricultural Robots

Agricultural Robots
Author: Jun Zhou,Baohua Zhang
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2019-01-03
ISBN 10: 1789849330
ISBN 13: 9781789849332
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agricultural Robots Book Review:

Over the past few decades, extensive research has been conducted on the applications of agricultural robots and automation to a variety of field and greenhouse operations, and technical fundamentals and their feasibility have also been widely demonstrated. Due to the unstructured environment, adverse interference and complicated and diversified operation process are the key of blocking its commercialization in robotic agricultural operations. Because of the development of automation techniques, smart sensors, and information techniques, some types of agricultural robots have achieved considerable success in recent years. This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state of the art in agricultural robots, fundamentals, and applications in robotic agricultural operations.