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Handbook of Sustainable Weed Management





ISBN 9781560229575
Published March 14, 2006 by CRC Press
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Innovative Strategies for Managing Weeds in an Environmentally Protective Manner

Successfully meeting the challenge of providing weed control without relying on dangerous chemicals that endanger the ecosystem or human lives, this compendium focuses on management strategies that reduce herbicidal usage, restore ecological balance, and increase food production. It also provides new insights and approaches for weed scientists, agronomists, agriculturists, horticulturists, farmers, and extentionists, as well as teachers and students.

In the Handbook of Sustainable Weed Management, experts from Asia, Europe, North America, and Australia organize in one resource information related to weeds and their management from different ecosystems around the world that has been until now been scattered throughout the literature.. The text captures the multifaceted impacts of and approaches to managing weeds from field, farm, landscape, regional, and global perspectives. Generously illustrated with tables and figures, this book not only describes the various techniques for weed management but shows you what methods work best in a given region, or in response to a specific, invasive weed or invaded crop.

Covering the full scope of modern weed science the handbook examines different aspects of weed management, including—

• Cultural practices

• Cover crops

• Crop rotation designs

• Potential of herbicide resistant crops

• Bioherbicides

• Allelopathy

• Microorganisms

• Integrated weed management

In spite of advancement in technologies and procedures, weeds continue to pose a major ecological and economical threat to agriculture. Handbook of Sustainable Weed Management takes a broad view of weeds as a part of an agricultural system composed of interacting production, environmental, biological, economic, and social components all working together to find balance. This comprehensive book is a vital addition to the debate over how global weed management is changing in the 21st century.

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Table of Contents

Weeds and Their Management: Rationale and Approaches, R.K. Kohli, D.R. Batish, and H.P. Singh
Weed Management: A Basic Component of Modern Crop
Production, R. Labrada
Contributions to Weed Suppression from Cover Crops, M.L.
Hoffman and E.E. Regnier
 Utilizing Brassica Cover Crops for Weed Suppression in Annual
Cropping Systems, R.A. Boydston and K. Al-Khatib
Grass-Legume Mixed Cover Crops for Weed Management
N.R. Burgos, R.E. Talbert, and Y.I. Kuk
Rye As a Weed Management Tool in Vegetable Cropping
Systems, J.B. Masiunas
A Rotation Design That Aids Annual Weed Management in a
Semiarid Region, R.L. Anderson
Examining Tillage and Crop Rotation Effects on Weed
Populations in the Canadian Prairies, R.E. Blackshaw, A.G. Thomas, D.A. Derksen, J.R. Moyer, P.R. Watson, A. Légère, and G.C. Turnbull
Potential of Allelopathy and Allelochemicals for Weed
Management, D.R. Batish, H.P. Singh, R.K. Kohli, and G.P. Dawra
Progress in Developing Weed-Suppressive Rice Cultivars for
the Southern United States, D.R. Gealy and K.A. Moldenhauer
The Ecology of Weed Seed Predation in Herbaceous Crop
Systems, F.D. Menalled, M. Liebman, and K.A. Renner
Mowing for Weed Management, W.W. Donald
Herbicide Fate Under Conservation Tillage, Cover Crop, and
Edge-of-Field Management Practices, M.A. Locke, R.M.
Zablotowicz, and M.A. Weaver
Strategies for Developing Bioherbicides for Sustainable Weed
Management, S.M. Boyetchko and E.N. Rosskopf
Developing Microbial Weed Control Products: Commercial,
Biological, and Technological Considerations, K.L. Bailey and E.K. Mupondwa
Implementation of Weed Biocontrol in Forest Vegetation
Management for Conifer Production, S.F. Shamoun
Characterization of Phytotoxins from Phytopathogenic Fungi
and Their Potential Use As Herbicides in Integrated Crop Management, A. Evidente and M.A. Abouzeid
Applications of Soil and Rhizosphere Microorganisms in
Sustainable Weed Management, R.J. Kremer
Herbicide-Resistant Crops and Weed Management, K.N.
Reddy and C.H. Koger
Strategies for Managing Herbicide-Resistant Weeds, H.J.
Beckie and G.S. Gill
Recent Advances in Parasitic Weed Research: An Overview, J.R. Qasem
Management of Weeds in Pasture Systems, B.M. Sindel
Integrated Turfgrass Weed Management, R.S. Chandran
Approaches to Integrated Weed Management, D.D. Buhler
Learning Groups for Implementation of Integrated Weed
Management: Principles and Practical Guidelines, N. Jordan, H. Niemi, S. Simmons, R. Becker, J. Gunsolus, and S. White
Index
Reference Notes Included

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Reviews

“Overall, this book presents the most comprehensive and cutting-edge information available on the scientific principles, biological processes, and how-to aspects of sustainable weed management. It comprises 25 well-written chapters and contributions from 49 leading international experts in the field of integrated weed management. There is no single publication to date that covers the range of important topics contained in this book. It is a valuable new information resource for students, teachers, researchers, and practitioners. A comprehensive list of references is included at the end of each chapter, and numerous examples, data tables, figures, and diagrams are presented throughout the book to reinforce key concepts.”
—S.K. Harrison, Professor of Weed Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA

“Covers many topics related to sustainable weed management and will be useful to scientists working in this area. … Shows that weed management is an important science combining several strategies and taking into consideration weed population dynamics. … Thoroughly covers allelopathy and cover crops as tools for sustainable weed management.”
—Kiriaki L. Kalburtji,, Professor of Agricultural Ecology, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece