Perennial Weeds: Characteristics and Identification of Selected Herbaceous Species

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Wiley, Dec 9, 1999 - Gardening - 228 pages
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As ready reference for the student, instructor, and those practitioners that deal with perennial weeds on a daily basis, this book uses 28 weed species to illustrate the ways in which perennial weeds propagate vegetatively.

The author has taken care to use examples of perennial weeds that are troublesome on a national scale, or representative of principal agricultural regions within the United States and Canada.

This organised and well-written one-of-a-kind text uses both tables and text to assist the reader in identifying each weed species. The text also includes 67 illustrations that highlight reproduction, over-wintering, and perennating parts. Perennial Weeds also corrects some misconceptions in the weed science literature as to whether the perennating organ is a root or a rhizome.

Not just another identification guidebook, Perennial Weeds takes the reader through root systems and rhizome anatomy to discuss exactly how perennial weeds propagate, so that eradication can be achieved in the most environmentally sound ways.

This book provides the reader with a wealth of information concerning the propagation of perennial grass-like and broadleaf weeds. It emphasises why perennial weeds are so difficult to control and offers suggestions for their control.

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About the author (1999)

WOOD POWELL ANDERSON, Professor Emeritus, worked for twenty-six years with the Agronomy Department and Agricultural Experiment Station at New Mexico State University. His research was in the area of weed control on croplands and in irrigation ditchbanks. He is the author of Weed Science: Principles, third edition.

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