1st Edition

Expanding the Context of Weed Management

By Douglas Buhler Copyright 1999
    302 Pages
    by CRC Press

    302 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Presents innovative approaches to weeds and weed management.

    Expanding the Context of Weed Management is your key to the latest economically and environmentally friendly methods of managing weeds. You will explore the biological, cultural, mechanical, and preventive tools and techniques that are necessary to successfully manage weeds.

    Expanding the Context of Weed Management teaches you how to optimize your crop production and profit by integrating preventive techniques, scientific knowledge, and management skills into your current farming routine. This practical volume contains a series of review articles and original research that present innovative approaches to weeds and weed management. In its pages you will discover valuable and practical information about:

    • how weeds can be considered a part of the cropping system instead of an isolated pest to beeliminated
    • why weeds behave as they do
    • short and long term approaches to changing weed management
    • standard breeding methods for weed competitive crops
    • how to improve soil quality to manage weeds
    • how to integrate pest management for weeds
    • how to avoid propagule production
    • how to reduce weed emergence in crops
    • how to minimize weed competition with the crop

      The costliness of weeds and weed control is more than $15 billion a year in the United States.Expanding the Context of Weed Management will help you cut this cost with the latest methods of effective weed control. Intended for agronomists, weed scientists, crop advisors, environmentalists, students, and crop ecologists,this book provides a successful and environmentally sound perspective on weeds and their control.

    Weed Thresholds: Theory and Applicability, Ecological Implications of Using Thresholds for Weed Management, Increasing Crop Competitiveness to Weeds Through Crop Breeding, Genetic Approach to the Development of Cover Crops for Weed Management, Improving Soil Quality: Implications for Weed Management, Soil Microorganisms for Weed Management, Soil Weed Seed Banks and Weed Management, A Risk Management Perspective on Integrated Weed Management, Maximizing Efficacy and Economics of Mechanical Weed Control in Row Crops Through Forecasts of Wee, Emergence, Multi-Year Evaluation of Model-Based Weed Control Under Variable Crop and Tillage Conditions, Knowledge-Based Decision Support Strategies: Linking Spatial and Temporal Components Within Site-Specifi, Weed Management, Development of Weed IPM: Levels of Integration for Weed Management


    Douglas Buhler (Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA) (Author)