A History of Weed Science in the United States - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123814951, 9780123815026

A History of Weed Science in the United States

1st Edition

Authors: Robert L Zimdahl
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123814951
eBook ISBN: 9780123815026
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 18th February 2010
Page Count: 224
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Description

Chapter I. Reasons for writing a history of weed science in the U.S.

Chapter II. The development of entomology and plant pathology and their societies in comparison to weed science.

Chapter III. Beginning the study of weeds

Chapter IV. The founders of weed science and weed science societies.

Chapter V. Creation and development of university weed science programs.

Chapter VI. Development of herbicides after 1945

Chapter VII. The creation and development of weed societies

Chapter VIII. Weed science and changes in agricultural practice.

Chapter IX. Weed science and the agrochemical industry.

Chapter X. The consequences of weed science’s pattern of development.

Key Features

  • The first analytical history of weed science to be written
  • Compares the development of weed science, entomology and plant pathology
  • Identifies the primary founders of weed science and describes their role

Readership

Graduate students, faculty, and researchers in weed science

Table of Contents

Chapter I. Reasons for writing a history of weed science in the U.S.

Chapter II. The development of entomology and plant pathology and their societies in comparison to weed science.

Chapter III. Beginning the study of weeds

Chapter IV. The founders of weed science and weed science societies.

Chapter V. Creation and development of university weed science programs.

Chapter VI. Development of herbicides after 1945

Chapter VII. The creation and development of weed societies

Chapter VIII. Weed science and changes in agricultural practice.

Chapter IX. Weed science and the agrochemical industry.

Chapter X. The consequences of weed science’s pattern of development.

Details

No. of pages:
224
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
eBook ISBN:
9780123815026
Hardcover ISBN:
9780123814951

About the Author

Robert L Zimdahl

Robert L. Zimdahl is a Professor of Weed Science at Colorado State University. He received his Ph.D. in Agronomy from Oregon State University. Among his many honors and awards, Dr. Zimdahl was elected a Fellow of the Weed Science Society of America in 1986 and currently serves as editor of that society’s journal, Weed Science. He has been a member of several international task forces and has authored a number of books and articles on the subject of weed science.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Dept of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Reviews

"An excellent overview of how the recent emergence of the discipline of weed science came about in the 1950s and what has occurred since then to establish an origin, identity, and direction that will aid present and future weed scientists in how to best practice their discipline… The book presents key individuals and organizations, weed science founders, presidents of the Weed Science Society of America, university programs, and professional societies, as well as the agrochemical industry and public policy in an objective, lucid, well-documented manner… Highly recommended." --CHOICE

"The area of weed science is worthy of a historical perspective, but there is only rather limited coverage, compared with entomology and plant pathology. This is surprising, given the importance of weeds in causing losses in both crop yield and quality and the importance of the global herbicide market. This rather short but intriguing book provides an interesting journal throught he history of weed science in the USA in its early chapters." --The Journal of Experimental Agriculture