Weed Control Sustainability, Hazards, and Risks in Cropping Systems Worldwide
In light of public concerns about sustainable food production, the necessity for human and environmental protection, along with the evolution of herbicide resistant weeds, call for a review of current weed control strategies. Sustainable weed control requires an integrated approach based on knowledge of each crop and the weeds that threaten it.
This book will be an invaluable source of information for scholars, growers, consultants, researchers and other stakeholders dealing with either arable, row, cash, vegetables, orchards or even grassland-based production systems. The uniqueness of this book comes from the balanced coverage of herbicide effects on humans and environment in relation to best weed control practices of the most important cropping systems worldwide. Furthermore, it amalgamates and discusses the most appropriate, judicious and suitable weed control strategies for a wide range of crops. It reviews the available information and suggests solutions that are not merely feasible but also optimal.
PART 1: WEED SCIENCE-SUSTAINABILITY, HAZARDS AND RISKS. Sustainable agriculture and integrated weed management. Effects of herbicides on humans. Effects of weed management on soil ecosystems. Effects of herbicides on freshwater ecosystems. Direct and Indirect Effects of Herbicides on Insects. Evolution of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds. Microbial Herbicides. Natural Product-Based Chemical Herbicides. Allelopathy for Sustainable Weed Management. Genetically Engineered Herbicide Tolerant Crops and Sustainable Weed Management. PART 2: SUSTAINABLE WEED CONTROL IN CROPS AND CROPPING SYSTEMS. Sustainable Weed Control in Small Grain Cereals (Wheat/Barley). Sustainable Weed Control in Maize. Grain Sorghum. Sustainable Weed Control in Rice. Sustainable weed control in soybean. Sustainable Weed Control in Cotton. Sustainable Weed Control in Oilseed Rape. Sustainable Weed Management in Peanut. Sustainable Weed Control in Tobacco. Sustainable Weed Control in Strawberry. Sustainable Weed Control in Vegetables. Small Fruits. Sustainable Weed Control in Coffee. Advances in weed management in tea. Weed Management in Sugarcane. Sustainable weed control in pineapple. Sustainable Weed Control in Natural Rubber. Sustainable Weed Control in Orchards. Sustainable Weed Control in Grapes. Sustainable potato weed management. Sustainable weed control in Sugar Beet. Sweet potato: Important weeds and sustainable weed management. Sustainable Weed Control with Aromatic Plants and Essential Oils. Issues and Sustainability in Grassland Weed Control. Organic Farming and Sustainable Weed Control.