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Title Biology and Management of Weeds and Invasive Plants
Author Bruce Ackley
Publisher The Ohio State University
Release 2015-12-29
Category Nature
Total Pages 305
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book provides information on the basic principles of weed science. It describes 46 families and 100 species of monocotyledonous and dicotyledonous plants. Plant descriptions include key identification characteristics, pictures of the various species at different stages of maturity, and 360-degree movies for most species. This book includes a number of the most common Midwestern U.S. weeds and basic intellectual tools that are necessary to successfully identify plants. Furthermore it provides an introduction or “first exposure” to some basic weed control measures along with offering a basic scientific explanation of how and why various control measures work.

Title Weed Biology and Management
Author Inderjit
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release 2013-11-11
Category Science
Total Pages 553
ISBN 9401705526
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Weeds hold an enigmatic and sometimes-controversial place in agriculture, where they are generally reviled, grudgingly tolerated, and occasionally admired. In most cases, growers make considerable effort to reduce the negative economic impact of weeds because they compete with crops for resources and hinder field operations, thereby affecting crop productivity and quality, and ultimately the sustainability of agriculture. Weed control in production agriculture is commonly achieved through the integration of chemical, biological, and mechanical management methods. Chemicals (herbicides) usually inhibit the growth and establishment of weed plants by interfering with various physiological and biochemical pathways. Biological methods include crop competition, smother crops, rotation crops, and allelopathy, as well as specific insect predators and plant pathogens. Mechanical methods encompass an array of tools from short handled hoes to sophisticated video-guided robotic machines. Integrating these technologies, in order to relieve the negative impacts of weeds on crop production in a way that allows growers to optimize profits and preserve human health and the environment, is the science of weed management.

Title Weed Biology and Climate Change
Author Lewis H. Ziska
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release 2011-01-11
Category Science
Total Pages 235
ISBN 0813814170
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Ziska (plant physiology, United States Department of Agriculture) and Dukes (biological sciences, Purdue University) explain in clear terms the functions of weeds in world ecology. From defining a weed, a term that exists only in relation to human needs, to explaining the effects of increased carbon dioxide on the spread of weeds, the authors gather together information from a plethora of scientific monographs and put them into a form understandable to the general reader. They cover the constant battle between food crops and weeds for the nutrients in the soil and methods used by farmers to combat the latter. Ziska and Dukes also discuss the effects of the herbicides used and the problems encountered when people introduce natural predators, such as kudzu, to non-native areas. They note the allergic affect many plants, especially ragweed, have on sensitive people. Lastly, they suggest ways to keep weeds under control while continuing to study them for beneficial properties. Throughout, the authors remind the reader of the interconnectedness of plants, animals and climate.

Parthenium Weed by Stephen W Adkins

Title Parthenium Weed
Author Stephen W Adkins
Publisher CABI
Release 2018-11-07
Category Science
Total Pages 337
ISBN 1780645252
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book explores the most important aspects of the biology, ecology and management of what is one of the world's worst weeds. Originally regarded as a major weed in Australia and India, Parthenium weed is now widespread in around 48 countries in Africa, Asia and the South Pacific, and has the potential to spread to new countries in Africa, Asia and Europe. This book, which is a collective effort by 27 members of the International Parthenium Weed Network, addresses research and knowledge gaps for different countries. It examines the weed's mode of spread, its impact on agricultural production, its effect on the environment and on human health, and its management using biological control, as well as cultural, physical and chemical approaches. It also considers the coordination of the weed's management, possible uses for Parthenium weed, its present distribution and how this is impacted by climate change. This book includes: A detailed analysis of Parthenium weed biology. Experiences with Parthenium weed worldwide. An explanation of practical management options. This book will be of interest to graduate students and researchers in universities and institutes, in the fields of plant ecology, botany, agriculture, conservation and restoration ecology.

Title Biology Physiology and Molecular Biology of Weeds
Author
Publisher
Release 2018-05
Category
Total Pages 372
ISBN 9781642240610
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Some plant species are particularly well adapted to environments disturbed by humans. Often such species are invasive and problematic, and thus are classified as weeds. Despite our best efforts to manage weeds, they continue to interfere with crop production. There is clearly much to learn about weeds, information that could aid in weed management and improve competitiveness in nonweedy species. The tools of molecular biology have been enlisted in ongoing efforts to manage weeds, most notably in the development and commercialization of crop plants tailored to resist certain herbicides. Molecular biology also has been used to gain a better understanding of how weeds compete and interact with neighboring plants, survive harsh environmental conditions, and evolve resistance to the herbicides used to control them.Biology, Physiology and Molecular Biology of Weeds aims to provide comprehensive information on a wide range of topics on the use of molecular biology and biotechnology in weed science. It aims to provide knowledge that is expected to be applied in the practical control of weeds, and include integrated research, from basic to applied, with all elements contributing to real improvements in weed management. Management of weeds is performed for the benefit of different interests, ranging from clean and non slippery pavements, to minimizing yield losses in agriculture. The occurrence of weeds in agricultural crops leads to substantial yield reductions causing economic losses all over the world.

Meeting the Challenge by Timothy B. Harrington

Title Meeting the Challenge
Author Timothy B. Harrington
Publisher
Release 2007
Category Alien plants
Total Pages 166
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Invasive Species Early Detection Protocol Development in the National Parks: Integrating All the Pieces; Developing Early Detection Networks to Abate the Invasive Plant Species Threat; The First Line of Defense: Interceptions of Federal Noxious Weed Seeds in Washington; Summary of the National Environmental Policy Act Approach for Early Detection/Rapid Response to Invasive Plants on the Olympic National Forest; Developing a Biological Control Program for Invasive Knotweeds (Fallopia spp.); Cytisus Scoparius (Scotch Broom) Control Using Sewage Biosolids ? Preliminary Results; Establishment of Scotch Broom Seedlings in Douglas-fir Forests: Effects of Overstory Retention Level and Seedbed Type; Biology and Management of Invasive Hawkweeds (Hieracium spp.) in the Pacific Northwest; Fungal Endophytes in Spotted Knapweed: Do They Affect Its Invasiveness?; Successful Biological Control of Invasive Plant Species in Washington; Garden Loosestrife (Lysimachia Vulgaris), a Spreading Threat in Western Waterways; Garlic Mustard Control: Is Success a Possibility? Strategy and Potential Impact;The Ecological Consequences of Giant Knotweed Invasion into Riparian Forests; Strategic Management of Public Invasive Species Programs; Invasive Plant Management Following the 2003 Okanagan Valley Wildfires, British Columbia; A Summary of Acute Risk of Four Common Herbicides to Birds and Mammals; Got Milk Thistle? An Adaptive Management Approach to Eradicating Milk Thistle on Dairies in King County, Washington State; Controlling Invasive Plants Without Herbicides, Cedar River Municipal Watershed; Non-Native Plants on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest; Is the Spread of Non-Native Plants in Alaska Accelerating?; Challenges in Predicting the Potential Distribution of Invasive Species Using Habitat Distribution Models; The Integrated Noxious Weed Invasive Species Project (INWISP) of Washington State; Distribution and Abundance of Invasive Plants in Pacific Northwest Forests; Herbarium Collections and Invasive Species Biology: Understanding the Past, Present, and Future; Weeds Cross Borders Project: A Canada ? United States Collaboration; The St. Louis Codes of Conduct: Providing a Framework to Prevent Invasions from Horticulture; Policies to Reduce the Risk of Invasive Plant Introductions via Horticultural Trade: Stakeholder Perceptions and Preferences.

Title Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the United States
Author Eric M. Coombs
Publisher
Release 2004
Category Science
Total Pages 467
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Undesirable invasive plants are infesting public and private lands in this country at an alarming rate. These nonnative species destroy native habitats, threaten endangered plants and animals, interfere with recreation and transportation, and cause economic losses as land values and productivity decline. Various methods are used to suppress invasive plants, from herbicides to burning to cultivation. Classic biological control--in which selected host-specific, plant-attacking insects, mites, nematodes, and pathogens are introduced from the invasive plant's native lands--provides an additional tool for land managers to reduce invasive plant populations. In this volume, leading experts review the discipline of biological control of invasive terrestrial and aquatic plants. Topics addressed include the ecology and economics of biological control, monitoring, non-target impacts, a Code of Best Practices, and the processes of identifying, introducing, distributing, and maintaining biological control agents. In addition to chapters on the theory and practice of biological control, this book provides information about 39 target plants in the continental United States and 94 agents, including their origin, biology, habitat, impacts, and distribution. More than 300 color photographs help identify the plants and agents. The book concludes with information about invasive plants that are targeted for biological control in the future. An invaluable reference for land managers, natural resource and weed control specialists, and students of natural resource management, Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the United States provides practical, science-based information needed for understanding andusing biological control as part of an integrated invasive-plant management strategy.

Title Biology and Management of Problematic Crop Weed Species
Author Bhagirath S. Chauhan
Publisher Elsevier
Release 2021-09-04
Category Science
Total Pages 432
ISBN 0128229357
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Weeds are the main biological constraint to crop production throughout the year. Uncontrolled weeds could cause 100% yield loss. In Australia, the overall cost of weeds to Australian grain growers was estimated at AU$ 3.3 billion annually. In terms of yield losses, weeds amounted to 2.7 million tonnes of grains at a national level. In the USA, weeds cost US$ 33 billion in lost crop production annually. In India, these costs were estimated to be much higher (US$ 11 billion). These studies from different economies suggest that weeds cause substantial yield and economic loss. Biology and Management of Problematic Weed Species details the biology of key weed species, providing vital information on seed germination and production, as well as factors affecting weed growth. These species include Chenopodium album, Chloris truncata and C. virgate, Conyza bonariensis and C. canadensis, Cyperus rotundus, and many more. This information is crucial for researchers and growers to develop integrated weed management (IWM) strategies. Written by leading experts across the globe, this book is an essential read to plant biologists and ecologists, crop scientists, and students and researchers interested in weed science. Provides detailed information on the biology of different key weed species Covers weed seed germination and emergence Presents the factors affecting weed growth and seed production

Title Biology and Management of Noxious Rangeland Weeds
Author Roger L. Sheley
Publisher
Release 1999
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 438
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In addition to the theory and principles of weed management, this book provides information about twenty-nine of the most serious weeds in the West, including weed identification, origin, history and distribution, invasion potentials, biology and ecology, and specific management options. Full-color photographs and distribution maps help illustrate the plants and the invasive threat they pose. An invaluable resource for land managers, resource specialists, and students of natural resource management, Biology and Management of Noxious Rangeland Weeds provides practical, science-based information needed for sustainable weed management and land restoration.