Identification and Control of Common Weeds: Volume 1

  • Zhenghao Xu
  • Guoning Zhou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Grass Weed

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Zhenghao Xu, Guoning Zhou
      Pages 3-364
  3. Sedge Weed

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 365-365
    2. Zhenghao Xu, Guoning Zhou
      Pages 367-454
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 455-459

About this book


This book introduces readers to nearly 600 common weeds. In addition to essential information, each chapter includes photos for a specific type of weed to show its morphology in different growth periods, such as seedling, root, flower, fruit, and mature plant. The book also discusses control measures, including agricultural, chemical, physical, biological, and comprehensive methods. The Volume1 mainly focuses on 126 species of grass weeds and 34 species of sedge weeds.

With the development of society and economics, weeds have become a recurring problem. In particular, the exotic, invasive, and quarantine weeds have spread dramatically and rapidly. On the other hand, many people, even those who are engaged in weed control, do not (or cannot) distinguish between weeds. Thus there is significant demand for illustrations of weed morphologies, as well as information on their control measures. This book offers a valuable, practical guide for all those working in the fields of crop cultivation, plant protection and quarantine management.


Control Measures Weed Control Weed Identification Grass weed Sedge weed

Authors and affiliations

  • Zhenghao Xu
    • 1
  • Guoning Zhou
    • 2
  1. 1.Zhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina
  2. 2.Hangzhou Bluesky Landscape Design InstituteHangzhouChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Zhejiang University Press, Hangzhou and Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-024-0952-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-024-0954-3
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