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Description - Handbook of Sustainable Weed Management by Harinder P. Singh

Innovative Strategies for Managing Weeds in an Environmentally Protective Manner Successfully meeting the challenge of providing weed control without relying on dangerous chemicals that endanger the ecosystem or human lives, this compendium focuses on management strategies that reduce herbicidal usage, restore ecological balance, and increase food production. It also provides new insights and approaches for weed scientists, agronomists, agriculturists, horticulturists, farmers, and extentionists, as well as teachers and students. In the Handbook of Sustainable Weed Management, experts from Asia, Europe, North America, and Australia organize in one resource information related to weeds and their management from different ecosystems around the world that has been until now been scattered throughout the literature. The text captures the multifaceted impacts of and approaches to managing weeds from field, farm, landscape, regional, and global perspectives.
Generously illustrated with tables and figures, this book not only describes the various techniques for weed management but shows you what methods work best in a given region, or in response to a specific, invasive weed or invaded crop. Covering the full scope of modern weed science the handbook examines different aspects of weed management, including-- / Cultural practices / Cover crops / Crop rotation designs / Potential of herbicide resistant crops / Bioherbicides / Allelopathy / Microorganisms / Integrated weed management In spite of advancement in technologies and procedures, weeds continue to pose a major ecological and economical threat to agriculture. Handbook of Sustainable Weed Management takes a broad view of weeds as a part of an agricultural system composed of interacting production, environmental, biological, economic, and social components all working together to find balance. This comprehensive book is a vital addition to the debate over how global weed management is changing in the 21st century. Also available in soft cover

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781560229568
ISBN-10: 156022956X
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 946
Imprint: Food Products Press,U.S.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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