The classic reference on weeds and invasive plants, revised and updated
The Third Edition of the authoritative reference gives readers an in-depth understanding of how weeds and invasive plants develop and interact in the environment so they can manage and control them more effectively. The guide includes an introduction to weeds and invasive plants in various environments and an overview of their ecology and evolution. With extensive examples, it:
Focuses on the biological features of weeds and invasive plants, especially as they exist in agriculture, forests, rangelands, and natural ecosystems
Includes coverage of exotic invasive plants
Discusses a variety of methods and tools for managing weeds and invasive plants, including physical, cultural, biological, and chemical approaches
Examines systems approaches for management, including modern Integrated Pest Management
Addresses future challenges for scientists, farmers, and land managers
This is the definitive, hands-on reference for land managers and professionals in plant sciences, agronomy, weed science, and horticulture. It is also an excellent textbook for senior undergraduate or graduate students studying agriculture, ecology, natural resources management, environmental management, or related fields.