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Fundamentals of Weed Science (Third edition)

Robert Zimdahl 
Academic Press  2008  



Hardback  688 pages  ISBN 9780123725189      £56.00
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, enabeling scientists and students to understand the larger effects on society.

Contents

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

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