World Weeds: Natural Histories and Distribution

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 5, 1997 - Gardening - 1129 pages
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Responsible for a high proportion of the world's crop losses, weeds take away food that the world badly needs. They decrease the quality and quantity of vegetable fibers, wool, and hides, and interfere with fishing, irrigation, hydroelectric power production, and the movement of shipping vessels. In order to recognize the true magnitude of the weed problem, and to be better equipped to design effective weed control methods, it is vital to identify and learn as much as possible about the many different species of this destructive agricultural predator.

The culmination of four decades of global research, World Weeds presents comprehensive and up-to-date information on over 100 weeds--addressing recent changes in such areas as crop tillage methods, herbicide use, and agricultural runoff. This monumental work, featuring a wealth of original data from the authors, provides extensive coverage of the known biology of each species. Each entry contains a full botanical description, plus important details on habitat requirements and distribution, seed production, ecology, physiology, crop impact, and more. Generously supplied with dozens of unique illustrations and species distribution maps covering over 100 countries, this definitive resource boasts an extensive multilingual index of common names, and a massive bibliography with over 3,000 references to facilitate further reading and research. World Weeds is a truly masterful reference that will be celebrated by weed and crop scientists, botanists, and others for years to come.
 

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the norwegian plant protection instiute reviewed the change in weed floras for five sites in theair country during 1950 to 1970 (stuanes 1972)

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Contents

Acanthospermum hispidum DC
4
Achyranthes aspera L
11
AMARANTHACEAE AMARANTII FAMILY
18
Alopecurus myosuroides Finds
28
Altemanthera philoxeroides Mart Griseb
37
AMARANTIIACEAE AMARANTH FAMILY
45
Ludwigia adscendens L IIara Ludwigia hyssoprolia G Don Exell
53
Artemisia vulgaris L
70
Ipomoea aquatica Forsk
412
Marsilea quadnfolia L
455
Melastoma malabathricum L
469
Najas graminea Del and Najas marina L
494
OBLIGATE PARASITIC WEEDS
511
THE WILD RICES
531
Oxalis latifolia H B K
548
Paspalum distichum L
562

Asclepias curassavica L
80
Asphodelus tenuifolius Cav
86
Azolla pinnata R Br
93
Borrena alata Aubl DC
113
Cardaria draba L Desv
135
Cassia occidentalis L and Cassia tora L syn C obtusifolia L
158
Chenopodium ambrosioides L
172
Chrysanthemum Ieucanthemum L
194
Cirsium vulgare Savi Tenore
207
Conium maculatum L
221
Corchorus clitorius L
236
OBLIGATE PARASITIC WEEDS
249
Cyperus brevifolius Rottb Hassk and Cyperus haspan L
266
Datum stramomum L var chalybaea Koch
273
Daucus carota L
286
Drymaria cordata L Willd ex Roem Schult
304
Elodea canadensis Michx syn Anacharis canadensis Planch
329
Eragrostis pilosa L Beauv
345
Euphorbia prunifolia Iacq syn E geniculata Orteg
361
Hibiscus trionum L
381
Phyllanthus niruri L
575
Polygonum aviculare L
596
Polygonum lapathifolium L
611
THE POTAMOGETONS
625
Pteridium aquilinum L Kuhn
649
Ranunculus repens L
664
Rumex acetosella L
683
Sagittaria sagittifolia L
699
Scirpus maritimus L and Scirpus mucronatus L
722
Senecio vulgaris L
740
Setaria glauca L Beauv syn S lutescens Weig F T Hubb
756
Sida rhombifolia L
769
Sonchus arvensis L
787
Spirodela polyrhiza L Schleiden
802
Synedrella nodiflora L Gaertn
817
Thlaspi arvense L
843
Tridax procumbens L
862
Ulac europaeus L
880
Vallisneria spiralis L
895
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About the author (1997)

LeRoy Holm is a former professor in the College of Agriculture at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Jerry Doll is Professor in the Department of Agronomy at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Eric Holm was formerly a researcher on remote sensing and geographic information systems with the United States Geological Survey at the Earth Resources Observation Systems Data Center (EROS) at Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Juan Pancho is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Botany and Museum of Natural History at the University of the Philippines, Los Banos.

James Herberger was formerly a weed specialist with Imperial Chemical Industries (now Zeneca) in the United States.

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