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Weed Management Handbook, 9th Edition



Weed Management Handbook, 9th Edition

Robert E. L. Naylor (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-75038-4 April 2008 Wiley-Blackwell 432 Pages

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Weed Management Handbook updates the 8th edition of Weed Control Handbook (1990). The change in the title and contents of the book from previous editions reflects both the current emphasis on producing crops in a sustainable and environmentally-friendly manner, and the new weed management challenges presenting themselves.

This landmark publication contains cutting edge chapters, each written by acknowledged experts in their fields and carefully drawn together and edited by Professor Robert Naylor, known and respected world-wide for his knowledge of the area. The sequence of chapters included reflects a progression from the biology of weeds, through the underpinning science and technology relating to weed management techniques including herbicides and their application to crops, leading to principles of weed management techniques. Finally a set of relevant case studies describes the main management options available and addresses the challenges of reduced chemical options in many crops.

Weed Management Handbook is a vital tool for all those involved in the crop protection / agrochemical industry, including business managers, horticultural and agricultural scientists, plant physiologists, botanists and those studying and teaching BASIS courses. As an important reference guide for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying horticultural and agricultural sciences, plant physiology, botany and crop protection, copies of the book should be available on the shelves of all research establishments and universities where these subjects are studied and taught.

Weed Management Handbook is published for the British Crop Protection Council (BCPC) by Blackwell Publishing.

Introduction v

1 What is a Weed? 1
Robert E. L. Naylor and Peter J. Lutman

2 Weed Competition 16
R.J. Froud-Williams

3 What is the Weed Seed Bank? 39
Andrea C. Grundy and Naomi E. Jones

4 Weed Population Dynamics 63
Robert E. L. Naylor

5 Weeds and Biodiversity 75
E.J.P. Marshall

6 Herbicide Discovery 93
Leonard G. Copping

7 Herbicide Legislation and Regulation 114
D.J. Flynn

8 Herbicides: Modes of Action and Metabolism 134
John P.H. Reade and A. H. Cobb

9 Herbicide Formulation and Delivery 171
Duncan Webb

10 Methodology of Application 199
T.H. Robinson

11 Herbicide-Resistant Weeds 225
Stephen R. Moss

12 Herbicide-Tolerant Crops 253
Ralph C. Kirkwood

13 Non-chemical Weed Management 280
W. Bond

14 Integrated Weed Management 302
Robert E.L. Naylor and Caroline Drummond

15 Developing Decision-Support Systems to Improve Weed Management 311
James Clarke

16 Optimising Herbicide Performance 323
Per Kudsk

17 Biological Control of Weeds 345
M.P. Greaves

18 Weed Management Strategies for Winter Cereals 354
James Clarke

19 Weeds Control in other Arable and Field Vegetable Crops 359
C.M. Knott

20 Management of Aquatic Weeds 399
Jonathan R. Newman

21 Where is Weed Management Going? 415
Robert E.L. Naylor

Index 419

* Completely revised and updated
* Provides comprehensive details of weed management techniques
* The definitive reference book in the area