Table of Contents

Dedication

Epigraph

Preface

Endnote: Agricultural Examples

Literature Cited

Chapter 1. Introduction

Literature Cited

Chapter 2. Weeds—The Beginning

The Beginning

Definition of the Word Weed

Characteristics of Weeds

Harmful Aspects of Weeds

Cost of Weeds

Things to Think About

Literature Cited

Chapter 3. Weed Classification

Phylogenetic Relationships

A Note About Names

Classification Methods

Things to Think About

Literature Cited

Chapter 4. Uses of Weeds—Ethnobotany

Food for Humans

Feed for Animals

Medical Uses

Agricultural Uses

Ornamental Uses

Insect or Disease Traps

Pollution Control

Other Uses

Things to Think About

Literature Cited

Chapter 5. Weed Reproduction and Dispersal

Seed Production

Seed Dispersal

Seed Germination—Dormancy

Vegetative or Asexual Reproduction

Things to Think About

Literature Cited

Chapter 6. Weed Ecology

Human Influences on Weed Ecology

The Weed–Crop Ecosystem

Environmental Interactions

Fundamental Ecological Concepts

Plant Competition

Plant Characteristics and Competitiveness

The Relationship between Weed Density and Crop Yield

Magnitude of Competitive Loss

Duration of Competition

Economic Analyses

Mathematical Models of Competition

Things to Think About

Literature Cited

Chapter 7. Weed Population Genetics

Genetic Diversity

Gene Expression and Phenotypic Diversity

Mating Systems

Evolution of Weed Populations

Things to Think About

Literature Cited

Chapter 8. Invasive Plants

What is an Invasive Species?

What is the Extent

Details

No. of pages:
664
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123944269
Electronic ISBN:
9780123978189