Description

This book addresses herbicides and their use as an important aspect of modern weed management, and strives to place them in an ecological framework. Many weed scientists believe agriculture is a continuing struggle with weeds - without good weed control, good and profitable agriculture is impossible. Each agricultural discipline sees itself as central to agriculture's success and continued progress, and weed science is no exception. While not denying the importance of weed management to successful agriculture, this book places it in a larger ecological context. The roles of culture, economics, and politics in weed management are also discussed, enabling scientists and students to understand the larger effects on society.

Key Features

NEW TO THIS EDITION: * Information on New herbicides included, along with the old herbicides that are important for understanding the history * New section on weed resistance to herbicides and genetic engineering * New information on invasive plants * Expanded chapters on Biological Control, Pesticide Legislation and Regulation, Weed Management Systems, and more

Readership

Graduate students, faculty, and researchers in weed science; government officials.

Details

No. of pages:
688
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123725189
Electronic ISBN:
9780080549859

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