Fundamentals of Weed Science

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Academic Press, Dec 2, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 464 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 Introduction
1
The Beginning
13
CHAPTER 3 Weed Classification
35
Uses of Weeds
47
Reproduction and Dispersal
59
CHAPTER 6 Weed Ecology
91
CHAPTER 7 Allelopathy
135
CHAPTER 8 The Significance of Plant Competition
147
CHAPTER 14 Herbicides and Soil
295
CHAPTER 15 Herbicide Application
311
CHAPTER 16 Herbicide Formulation
321
CHAPTER 17 Herbicides and the Ecosystem
329
CHAPTER 18 Pesticide Legislation and Registration
361
CHAPTER 19 Weed Management Systems
375
The Future
405
LIST OF CROPS BY COMMON NAME
421

CHAPTER 9 Methods of Weed Management and Control
159
CHAPTER 10 Biological Weed Control
191
CHAPTER 11 Introduction to Chemical Weed Control
207
CHAPTER 12 Properties and Uses of Herbicides
225
CHAPTER 13 Herbicides and Plants
271
LIST OF WEEDS BY COMMON NAME
425
GLOSSARY
435
INDEX
441
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