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Weed Control
Sustainability, Hazards, and Risks in Cropping Systems Worldwide

ISBN 9781498787468
Published January 8, 2019 by CRC Press
678 Pages 20 Color & 61 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Sustainable agriculture and integrated weed management

Fabian D. Menalled

Effects of herbicides on humans

Nicholas E. Korres

Effects of weed management on soil ecosystems

Heather L. Tyler and Martin A. Locke

Effects of herbicides on freshwater ecosystems

Gertie Arts, Mark Hanson

Direct and Indirect Effects of Herbicides on Insects

John L. Capinera

Evolution of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds

Nilda Roma-Burgos, Ian M. Heap, Christopher E. Rouse, and Amy L. Lawton-Rauh

Microbial Herbicides

Alan K. Watson

Natural Product-Based Chemical Herbicides

Stephen O. Duke, Daniel K. Owens and Franck E. Dayan

Allelopathy for Sustainable Weed Management

Yoshiharu Fujji, Kwame Sarpong Appiah

Genetically Engineered Herbicide Tolerant Crops and Sustainable Weed Management

Mahima Krishnan, Christopher Preston


Sustainable Weed Control in Small Grain Cereals (Wheat/Barley)

Alistair J. Murdoch

Sustainable Weed Control in Maize

Per Kudsk, Vasileios P. Vasileiadis and Maurizio Sattin

Grain Sorghum

Lauren M. Schwartz-Lazaro and Karla L. Gage

Sustainable Weed Control in Rice

Khawar Jabran, Ahmet Uludag, and Bhagirath S. Chauhan

Sustainable weed control in soybean

Nicholas E. Korres, Krishna N. Reddy, Christopher Rouse, and Andy C. King

Sustainable Weed Control in Cotton

Krishna N. Reddy and William T. Molin

Sustainable Weed Control in Oilseed Rape

Peter J.W. Lutman

Sustainable Weed Management in Peanut

Ramon G. Leon, David L. Jordan, Grace Bolfrey-Arku, and Israel Dzomeku

Sustainable Weed Control in Tobacco

Matthew C. Vann, Loren R. Fisher, and Matthew D. Inman

Sustainable Weed Control in Strawberry

Steven A. Fennimore and Nathan S. Boyd

Sustainable Weed Control in Vegetables

Russell W. Wallace, Timothy W. Miller, and Joseph G. Masabni

Sustainable Weed Control in Small fruits (to be included)

Reid J. Smeda

Sustainable Weed Control in Coffee

Claudio Pagotto Ronchi, Antonio Alberto da Silva

Advances in weed management in tea

Probir Kumar Pal, Sanatsujat Singh and Rakesh Kumar Sud

Weed Management in Sugarcane

Ramon G. Leon, D. Calvin Odero

Sustainable weed control in pineapple

Victor Martins Maia, Ignacio Aspiazú, and Rodinei Facco Pegoraro

Sustainable Weed Control in Natural Rubber (To be included)

Jesusa D. Ortuoste, Nilda R. Burgos

Sustainable Weed Control in Orchards

Rakesh S. Chandran

Sustainable Weed Control in Grapes

Ilias S. Travlos, Dimitrios J. Bilalis, Nikolaos Katsenios and Rafael De Prado

Sustainable potato weed management

Heidi Johnson, Jed Colquhoun

Sustainable weed control in Sugar Beet (To be included)

Giovanni Campagna, Daniele Rosini

Sweetpotato: Important weeds and sustainable weed management

David W. Monks, Katie M. Jennings, Stephen L. Meyers, Tara P. Smith and Nicholas E. Korres

Sustainable Weed Control with Aromatic Plants and Essential Oils

Thomas K. Gitsopoulos, Kalliopi Kadoglidou, and Christos A. Damalas

Issues and Sustainability in Grassland Weed Control

Stevan Z. Knezevic, Nevin Lawrence

Organic Farming and Sustainable Weed Control

Eric Gallandt, Sonja Birthisel, Bryan Brown, Margaret McCollough and Margaret Pickoff

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Nicholas E. Korres received his MSc in Crop Physiology and his PhD in Weed Science from the University of Reading and his post-graduate degree in Operational Research and Applied Statistics from the University of Salford. His current research, at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, USA, involves, amongst other, weed demographics and population dynamics within crops, cropping systems or diverse environments, weed eco-physiology, weed-crop interactions and integrated weed management. He has published widely in weed science, agronomy, abiotic stress and climate change effects on crops and weeds and bioenergy production.

Nilda R. Burgos is a Professor of Weed Physiology at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, USA. She studies herbicide-resistance; fitness consequences of herbicide resistance; abiotic stress tolerance in crops and weeds; allelopathy and herbicides for weed management; interaction of growth regulators and herbicides; adjuvants; and gene flow between rice and weedy rice. She teaches graduate courses on Ecology and Morphology of Weedy and Invasive Plants and Physiology of Plant and Herbicide Interaction. She also team-teaches Weed Science Practicum and Advanced Crop Science. She is President of the International Weed Science Society for 2016-2020.

Stephen O. Duke received his PhD in botany from Duke University in 1975. He is a plant physiologist with the Agricultural Research Service of the USDA. Best known for his research on herbicide modes of action and natural products for weed management, he has over 400 peer-reviewed publications and has been editor or co-editor of ten books and co-author a textbook on mode of action of herbicides. He is Editor-in-Chief of Pest Management Science, and has been president or chair of several scientific societies, including the Weed Science Society of America and the International Weed Science Society.



"…In this modern area of social media, with tweets and 20 second sound bites, serious discussions often lack a depth of understanding. Another challenge in modern communications is our viewpoints on a given topic may become unnecessarily narrowly focused and inflexible. This book by Korres and two other editors does not suffer from these deficiencies.

The total number of pages in the book is greater than 600, so to say it glosses over and skims over superficially the important topics of weed control and agriculture is not true. The book also contains a wide diversity of viewpoints that are presented by a plethora of individual authors for the various chapters. I found the book to be well edited and a good source of information on the important topic of how we relate to this, our one planet."

Thomas C Mueller, Professor, University of Tennessee


"…authors cover diverse topics concerning current, valuable sustainable weed control strategies, challenges and insight on knowledge of various crops and troublesome weeds that threaten it."

Andrew Price, Plant Physiologist, USDA-ARS-NSDL