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Weed-Crop Competition: A Review, 2nd Edition

Weed-Crop Competition: A Review, 2nd Edition

Robert L. Zimdahl

ISBN: 978-0-470-29022-4

Jan 2008

220 pages

Select type: Wiley Online Book

Description

For the past 20 years, the first edition of this text has been widely cited as authoritative academic reference. The latest edition continues the tradition set by the original book, and covers weed science research that has been published since 1980. This book aims to reduce the instance of research duplication—saving scientists and supporting institutions time and money.

Not only does the second edition of Weed Crop Competition review, summarize, and combine current research; it critiques the research as well. This text has the potential to accelerate advancements in weed crop competition, which remains an important factor that affects crop yields. Scientists in foreign countries where access to literature is often limited or nonexistent, will find the information in this text invaluable. Weed scientists, crop scientists, plant ecologists, sustainable agriculturists, and organic agriculturists will be well-pleased with this long overdue and much needed new editionWeed Crop Competition provides a unique reference that reviews, summarises and synthesizes the literature published concerning research on this topic. The first edition has been one of the most frequently cited sources in weed science for the past 20 years. The second edition covers the significant body of literature that has been published since 1980. Originally intended to survey existing research, the intent of the book is to reduce the instance of research duplication, thus saving scientists and their institutions time and money, and expediting advancements in weed crop competition, an important factor affecting crop yields. Scientists in foreign countries where access to the literature is often limited or non-existent, find the information an invaluable resource. This long overdue and much needed new edition rejuvenates the tradition set by the original book.


  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Definition of plant competition
  • Competition in the community
  • Influence of competition on the plant
  • The Effect of weed density
  • The effect of competition duration
  • The elements of competition
  • Weed management using the principles of competition
  • The importance of weed biology and weed ecology
  • Methods used to study weed-crop competition
  • Models and modeling
  • Conclusion: The complexity of competition
  • Appendix
  • Index
* Reference that reviews, summarises and synthesizes literature published on Weed Crop Competition
* Builds on the unique work of the previous edition