Weed Ecology: Implications for Management

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 5, 1997 - Science - 589 pages
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This extensively expanded edition looks at weeds from an ecological perspective, emphasizing the manner in which one species interacts with others. Informs readers about the biology of weeds by presenting theories, concepts and principles of fundamental plant ecology, physiology and genetics. Considers the role of weeds in human systems and introduces new ideas regarding systems thinking and the part that hierarchical structure plays in both natural and human interrelationships. Contains new material on such contemporary topics as herbicide use and resistance.
 

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Contents

Principles of Weed Ecology
43
Succession
52
Plant Demography and Population Dynamics
62
Genetics and Evolution of Weeds
69
Weed Demography and Population Dynamics
103
Associations of Weeds and Crops
163
Physiological Aspects of Competition
217
Water
247
Descriptive Models of WeedCrop Interference
297
Forms of Positive Interference
317
Technology of Weed Science
333
Herbidde Use and Application
396
Action and Fate of Herbicides
445
Weed Control in a Social Context
497
What Is a Weed?
531
An Example of a Demographic Model
569

Natrients
266
Plant Growth
278

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