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Ecological Management of Agricultural Weeds
     

Ecological Management of Agricultural Weeds

by Charles P. Costa Staver, Charles L. Mohler, Matt Liebman
 

ISBN-10: 0521037875

ISBN-13: 9780521037877

Pub. Date: 07/09/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This volume provides principles and practices for ecologically based weed management in a wide range of temperate and tropical farming systems. The authors describe how tillage and cultivation practices, manipulations of soil conditions, competitive cultivars, crop diversification, grazing livestock, arthropod and microbial biocontrol agents, and other factors can

Overview

This volume provides principles and practices for ecologically based weed management in a wide range of temperate and tropical farming systems. The authors describe how tillage and cultivation practices, manipulations of soil conditions, competitive cultivars, crop diversification, grazing livestock, arthropod and microbial biocontrol agents, and other factors can be used to reduce weed germination, growth, competitive ability, reproduction, and dispersal. Special attention is given to the evolutionary challenges that weeds pose and the roles that farmers can play in the development of new weed management strategies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521037877
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/09/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
548
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Weed management: a need for ecological approaches Matt Liebman; 2. Weed life history: identifying vulnerabilities Charles L. Mohler; 3. Knowledge, science and practice in ecological weed management: farmer-extensionist-scientist interactions Charles P. Staver; 4. Mechanical management of weeds Charles L. Mohler; 5. Weeds and the soil environment Matt Liebman and Charles L. Mohler; 6. Enhancing the competitive ability of crops Charles L. Mohler; 7. Crop diversification for weed management Matt Liebman and Charles P. Staver; 8. Managing weeds with insects and pathogens Matt Liebman; 9. Livestock grazing for weed management Charles P. Staver; 10. Weed evolution and community structure Charles L. Mohler; 11. Weed management: the broader context Charles L. Mohler, Matt Liebman and Charles P. Staver; Taxonomic index; Subject index.

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