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Biology and Management of Problematic Crop Weed Species - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128229170

Biology and Management of Problematic Crop Weed Species

1st Edition

Editor: Bhagirath Chauhan
Paperback ISBN: 9780128229170
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st August 2021
Page Count: 450
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Weeds are the main biological constraint to crop production throughout the year. Uncontrolled weeds could cause 100% yield loss. In Australia, the overall cost of weeds to Australian grain growers was estimated at AU$ 3.3 billion annually. In terms of yield losses, weeds amounted to 2.7 million tonnes of grains at a national level. In the USA, weeds cost US$ 33 billion in lost crop production annually. In India, these costs were estimated to be much higher (US$ 11 billion). These studies from different economies suggest that weeds cause substantial yield and economic loss.

Biology and Management of Problematic Weed Species details the biology of key weed species, providing vital information on seed germination and production, as well as factors affecting weed growth. These species include Chenopodium album, Chloris truncata and C. virgate, Conyza bonariensis and C. canadensis, Cyperus rotundus, and many more. This information is crucial for researchers and growers to develop integrated weed management (IWM) strategies.

Written by leading experts across the globe, this book is an essential read to plant biologists and ecologists, crop scientists, and students and researchers interested in weed science.

Key Features

  • Provides detailed information on the biology of different key weed species
  • Covers weed seed germination and emergence
  • Presents the factors affecting weed growth and seed production


Plant biologists and ecologists, crop scientists, students and researchers interested in weed science

Table of Contents

  1. Amaranthus species
    2. Avena fatua and A. ludoviciana
    3. Bromus diandrus and B. rigidus
    4. Chenopodium album
    5. Chloris truncata and C. virgata
    6. Conyza bonariensis and C. canadensis
    7. Cyperus rotundus
    8. Digitaria sanguinalis and D. longiflora
    9. Eichhornia crassipes
    10. Echinochloa colona and E. crus-galli
    11. Ipomoea species
    12. Kochia scoparia
    13. Lolium rigidum
    14. Oryza sativa (weedy/red rice)
    15. Phalaris minor
    16. Parthenium hysterophorus
    17. Raphanus raphanistrum
    18. Rapistrum rugosum
    19. Sisymbrium irio, S. orientale and S. thellungii
    20. Solanum nigrum
    21. Sonchus oleraceus
    22. Sorghum halepense
    23. Striga species
    24. Trianthema portulacastrum


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About the Editor

Bhagirath Chauhan

Dr. Chauhan holds Doctor of Philosophy, Weed Science, Master of Science, Agronomy CCS Haryana Agricultural University and Bachelor of Science (Hons) Agriculture. His research focuses on Weed ecology and seed germination biology, Herbicide use and resistance management, Tillage systems and crop establishment methods, Improving weed competitive ability of crops by optimizing the use of competitive cultivars, seeding rate, and row spacing, Integrated weed management strategies for different cropping systems.

Affiliations and Expertise

The Centre for Plant Science, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), The University of Queensland, Gatton, Queensland, Australia

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