World Weeds: Natural Histories and Distribution / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
- Pub. Date:
Responsible for a high proportion of the world's crop losses, weedstake away food that the world badly needs. They decrease thequality and quantity of vegetable fibers, wool, and hides, andinterfere with fishing, irrigation, hydroelectric power production,and the movement of shipping vessels. In order to recognize thetrue magnitude of the weed problem, and to be better equipped todesign effective weed control methods, it is vital to identify andlearn as much as possible about the many different species of thisdestructive agricultural predator.
The culmination of four decades of global research, World Weedspresents comprehensive and up-to-date information on over 100weedsaddressing recent changes in such areas as crop tillagemethods, herbicide use, and agricultural runoff. This monumentalwork, featuring a wealth of original data from the authors,provides extensive coverage of the known biology of each species.Each entry contains a full botanical description, plus importantdetails on habitat requirements and distribution, seed production,ecology, physiology, crop impact, and more. Generously suppliedwith dozens of unique illustrations and species distribution mapscovering over 100 countries, this definitive resource boasts anextensive multilingual index of common names, and a massivebibliography with over 3,000 references to facilitate furtherreading and research. World Weeds is a truly masterful referencethat will be celebrated by weed and crop scientists, botanists, andothers for years to come.
|Product dimensions:||7.72(w) x 9.65(h) x 2.27(d)|
About the Author
LeRoy Holm is a former professor in the College of Agriculture at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.Jerry Doll is Professor in the Department of Agronomy at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.Eric Holm was formerly a researcher on remote sensing and geographic information systems with the United States Geological Survey at the Earth Resources Observation Systems Data Center (EROS) at Sioux Falls, South Dakota.Juan Pancho is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Botany and Museum of Natural History at the University of the Philippines, Los Banos.James Herberger was formerly a weed specialist with Imperial Chemical Industries (now Zeneca) in the United States.