Biology and Management of Problematic Crop Weed Species

Biology and Management of Problematic Crop Weed Species

1st Edition - September 4, 2021

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  • Editor: Bhagirath Chauhan
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128229170
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128229354

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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. Alopecurus myosuroides Huds.
    Taseer Ahmad, Khawar Jabran and Stephen Richard Moss

    2. Biology and management of weedy Amaranthus spp.
    Debalin Sarangi, Amit J. Jhala, Prabhu Govindasamy and Anthony Brusa

    3. Avena fatua and Avena sterilis
    Breanne D. Tidemann, Charles M. Geddes and Hugh J. Beckie

    4. Bromus diandrus and Bromus rigidus
    Catherine P.D. Borger, Joel Torra, Aritz Royo-Esnal, Laura Davies and George Newcombe

    5. Chenopodium album and Chenopodium murale
    Seyed Vahid Eslami and Sarah Ward

    6. Chloris truncata and Chloris virgata
    Het Samir Desai and Bhagirath Singh Chauhan

    7. Erigeron bonariensis, Erigeron canadensis, and Erigeron sumatrensis
    Singarayer Florentine, Talia Humphries and Bhagirath Singh Chauhan

    8. Cyperus esculentus and Cyperus rotundus
    Gerald M. Henry, Matthew T. Elmore and Travis W. Gannon

    9. Digitaria ciliaris, Digitaria ischaemum, and Digitaria sanguinalis
    Eric A.L. Jones, Diego J. Contreras and Wesley J. Everman

    10. Echinochloa colona (L.) Link and Echinochloa crus-galli (L.) Beauv
    Adusumilli Narayana Rao

    11. Ipomoea hederacea, Ipomoea lacunosa, and Ipomoea purpurea
    Eric A.L. Jones, Diego J. Contreras and Wesley J. Everman

    12. Lolium rigidum and Lolium multiflorum
    Hugh J. Beckie and Marie Jasieniuk

    13. Weedy rice (Oryza spp.)
    Masilamany Dilipkumar, Virender Kumar, Beng-Kah Song, Kenneth M. Olsen, Tse-Seng Chuah, Sharif Ahmed and Sheng Qiang

    14. Parthenium hysterophorus
    Amarpreet Kaur, Daizy Rani Batish, Bhagirath Singh Chauhan, Shalinder Kaur, Harminder Pal Singh and Ravinder Kumar Kohli

    15. Phalaris minor and Phalaris paradoxa
    Ankur Chaudhary, Simerjeet Kaur and Bhagirath Singh Chauhan

    16. Solanum nigrum and Solanum physalifolium
    Alireza Taab

    17. Sonchus oleraceus
    Gurpreet Singh Khalsa, Sahil Dahiya and Bhagirath Singh Chauhan

    18. Sorghum halepense: biology and management
    Caleb C. Squires and Michael J. Walsh

Product details

  • No. of pages: 432
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: September 4, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128229170
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128229354

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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