Biology and Management of Problematic Crop Weed Species Book

Biology and Management of Problematic Crop Weed Species


  • Author : Bhagirath S. Chauhan
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-09-04
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128229354

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Biology and Management of Problematic Crop Weed Species Excerpt :

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 Book

Weed Biology and Management


  • Author : Inderjit
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-11-11
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 553
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401705523

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Weed Biology and Management Excerpt :

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 Biology and Management Book
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Weed Biology and Management


  • Author : Inderjit
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2004-02-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 1402017618

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Weed Biology and Management Excerpt :

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.

Weed Biology and Climate Change Book

Weed Biology and Climate Change


  • Author : Lewis H. Ziska
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-01-11
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813814179

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Weed Biology and Climate Change Excerpt :

Weed Biology and Climate Change will provide a synthesis of what is known regarding the probable impact of environmental change on weed biology. Chapters will look at impacts of weed biology on agriculture, invasive species that limit ecological diversity and weeds that serve as health risks. In addition it looks at current weed management strategies and how they will be affected by global climate change. The book covers an increasingly important area in plant science, crop science and ecological research, and will be essential reading for anyone exploring the biological impacts of a changing environment.

Fundamentals of Weed Science Book

Fundamentals of Weed Science


  • Author : Robert Zimdahl
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2012-12-02
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323149426

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Fundamentals of Weed Science Excerpt :

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 Book

Weed Ecology


  • Author : Steven R. Radosevich
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 1997-02-05
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 866
  • ISBN 10 : 0471116068

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Weed Ecology Excerpt :

Weeds are successful plants, but on their own terms. Looking at weeds from an ecological viewpoint, emphasising the way in which one species interacts with others, the authors show that weeds are questionable mainly in that they are out-of-place.

Macrophytes in Aquatic Ecosystems  From Biology to Management Book

Macrophytes in Aquatic Ecosystems From Biology to Management


  • Author : J.M. Caffrey
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2009-03-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781402053900

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Macrophytes in Aquatic Ecosystems From Biology to Management Excerpt :

The loss to national economies resulting from excessive plant biomass has been appreciable and has put pressure on water managers to develop weed control procedures. The results from the most up-to-date research activities and field trials of leading aquatic plant scientists and managers in all five continents, aimed at resolving these weed problems, has been drawn together in this volume.

Persistence Strategies of Weeds Book

Persistence Strategies of Weeds


  • Author : Mahesh K. Upadhyaya
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2022-02-04
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119525639

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Persistence Strategies of Weeds Excerpt :

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

Decision Support Systems for Weed Management Book

Decision Support Systems for Weed Management


  • Author : Guillermo R. Chantre
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-07-31
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030444020

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Decision Support Systems for Weed Management Excerpt :

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.

Problem Weed Guide for Ontario Crops   Book

Problem Weed Guide for Ontario Crops


  • Author : Mike Cowbrough
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-05-08
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1364181533

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Problem Weed Guide for Ontario Crops Excerpt :

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.

A History of Weed Science in the United States Book

A History of Weed Science in the United States


  • Author : Robert L Zimdahl
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2010-02-04
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780123815026

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A History of Weed Science in the United States Excerpt :

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

Non Chemical Weed Control Book

Non Chemical Weed Control


  • Author : Khawar Jabran
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128098820

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Non Chemical Weed Control Excerpt :

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

Weeds of California and Other Western States Book
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Weeds of California and Other Western States


  • Author : Joseph M. DiTomaso
  • Publisher : UCANR Publications
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 1808
  • ISBN 10 : 9781879906693

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Weeds of California and Other Western States Excerpt :

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.

Biology  Physiology and Molecular Biology of Weeds Book

Biology Physiology and Molecular Biology of Weeds


  • Author : Mithila Jugulam
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-07-12
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351647359

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Biology Physiology and Molecular Biology of Weeds Excerpt :

The book provides comprehensive information on a wide range of topics from biology, physiology, genetics to the use of genomic tools in weed science. The book covers information at a more advanced level than the previously published books in weed science. It covers not only weed genetics and genomics research, but also weed management from an ecological perspective. Furthermore, the book also gives a broad coverage of novel mechanisms of weed resistance to herbicides. More importantly, it includes next generation sequencing techniques and bioinformatics of herbicide resistant genes in weeds.