Weed Biology and Management

  • Inderjit

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Hamid R. Mashhadi, Steven R. Radosevich
    Pages 1-28
  3. Barbara D. Booth, Stephen D. Murphy, Clarence J. Swanton
    Pages 29-45
  4. T. Tominaga, Y. Yamasue
    Pages 47-63
  5. S. Sidorkewicj, M. R. Sabbatini, O. A. Fernández, J. H. Irigoyen
    Pages 115-135
  6. Nicholas Jordan, Christine Vatovec
    Pages 137-158
  7. Lewis H. Ziska
    Pages 159-176
  8. James H. Westwood
    Pages 177-198
  9. Michael J. Christoffers, Vijay K. Nandula, Lemma W. Mengistu, Calvin G. Messersmith
    Pages 199-210
  10. L. J. Shane Friesen, J. Christopher Hall
    Pages 211-225
  11. Rubem S. Oliveira Jr., Antonio C. S. Costa, Cássio A. Tormena
    Pages 227-249
  12. K. Neil Harker, George W. Clayton
    Pages 251-265
  13. Matt Liebman, Lammert Bastiaans, Daniel T. Baumann
    Pages 285-315
  14. Maria Olofsdotter, Sven Bode Andersen
    Pages 317-328
  15. Itamar F. Souza, Luis Wagner R. Alves
    Pages 329-343
  16. N. T. Yaduraju, J. S. Mishra
    Pages 345-362
  17. Prasanta C. Bhowmik, Inderjit
    Pages 363-373
  18. Jerry M. Green, Chester L. Foy
    Pages 375-401

About this book

Introduction

Weeds hold an enigmatic and sometimes-controversial place in agriculture, where they are generally reviled, grudgingly tolerated, and occasionally admired. In most cases, growers make considerable effort to reduce the negative economic impact of weeds because they compete with crops for resources and hinder field operations, thereby affecting crop productivity and quality, and ultimately the sustainability of agriculture. Weed control in production agriculture is commonly achieved through the integration of chemical, biological, and mechanical management methods. Chemicals (herbicides) usually inhibit the growth and establishment of weed plants by interfering with various physiological and biochemical pathways. Biological methods include crop competition, smother crops, rotation crops, and allelopathy, as well as specific insect predators and plant pathogens. Mechanical methods encompass an array of tools from short handled hoes to sophisticated video-guided robotic machines. Integrating these technologies, in order to relieve the negative impacts of weeds on crop production in a way that allows growers to optimize profits and preserve human health and the environment, is the science of weed management.

Keywords

Allelopathy Ecology Pathogen environment evolution molecular aspects physiology plant pathogens quality

Editors and affiliations

  • Inderjit
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of DelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-0552-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6493-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0552-3
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