Weed Management Handbook / Edition 9 available in Hardcover
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Weed Management Handbook updates the 8th edition of WeedControl Handbook (1990). The change in the title and contents ofthe book from previous editions reflects both the current emphasison producing crops in a sustainable and environmentally-friendlymanner, and the new weed management challenges presentingthemselves.
This landmark publication contains cutting edge chapters, eachwritten by acknowledged experts in their fields and carefully drawntogether and edited by Professor Robert Naylor, known and respectedworld-wide for his knowledge of the area. The sequence of chaptersincluded reflects a progression from the biology of weeds, throughthe underpinning science and technology relating to weed managementtechniques including herbicides and their application to crops,leading to principles of weed management techniques. Finally a setof relevant case studies describes the main management optionsavailable and addresses the challenges of reduced chemical optionsin many crops.
Weed Management Handbook is a vital tool for all thoseinvolved in the crop protection / agrochemical industry, includingbusiness managers, horticultural and agricultural scientists, plantphysiologists, botanists and those studying and teaching BASIScourses. As an important reference guide for undergraduate andpostgraduate students studying horticultural and agriculturalsciences, plant physiology, botany and crop protection, copies ofthe book should be available on the shelves of all researchestablishments and universities where these subjects are studiedand taught.
Weed Management Handbook is published for the BritishCrop Protection Council (BCPC) by Blackwell Publishing.
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About the Author
Professor Robert E.L. Naylor is a consultant in agriculture, environment and crop protection, based in Banchory, Ecotland, UK.
Table of Contents
1 What is a Weed? 1Robert E. L. Naylor and Peter J. Lutman
2 Weed Competition 16R.J. Froud-Williams
3 What is the Weed Seed Bank? 39Andrea C. Grundy and Naomi E. Jones
4 Weed Population Dynamics 63Robert E. L. Naylor
5 Weeds and Biodiversity 75E.J.P. Marshall
6 Herbicide Discovery 93Leonard G. Copping
7 Herbicide Legislation and Regulation 114D.J. Flynn
8 Herbicides: Modes of Action and Metabolism 134John P.H. Reade and A. H. Cobb
9 Herbicide Formulation and Delivery 171Duncan Webb
10 Methodology of Application 199T.H. Robinson
11 Herbicide-Resistant Weeds 225Stephen R. Moss
12 Herbicide-Tolerant Crops 253Ralph C. Kirkwood
13 Non-chemical Weed Management 280W. Bond
14 Integrated Weed Management 302Robert E.L. Naylor and Caroline Drummond
15 Developing Decision-Support Systems to Improve Weed Management 311James Clarke
16 Optimising Herbicide Performance 323Per Kudsk
17 Biological Control of Weeds 345M.P. Greaves
18 Weed Management Strategies for Winter Cereals 354James Clarke
19 Weeds Control in other Arable and Field Vegetable Crops 359C.M. Knott
20 Management of Aquatic Weeds 399Jonathan R. Newman
21 Where is Weed Management Going? 415Robert E.L. Naylor