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Handbook of Sustainable Weed Management

1st Edition

Edited by Harinder P. Singh, Daizy Rani Batish, Ravinder Kumar Kohli

CRC Press

946 pages

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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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“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

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


Reference Notes Included

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General