A Question of Faith

  • Robert L. ZimdahlEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Agriculture book series (BRIEFSAGRO)


The original purpose of this essay was: (1) To describe and discuss the history of weed science ( Chap. 1); (2) To discuss value questions related to pesticides ( Chap. 2); (3) To present my view of weed science’s dominant paradigm ( Chap. 3); (4) To question the faith of many involved in agriculture in the possibility of perpetual increases in production and ever more efficient herbicides. This edition has been edited using the perspective gained over 20 years but each chapter retains the same purpose.


Weed Control Conventional Wisdom Weed Management Agricultural Technology Technological Achievement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest ManagementColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA

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