Fundamentals of Weed Science

Author: Robert L Zimdahl

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128111445

Category: Science

Page: 758

View: 5749

Fundamentals of Weed Science, Fifth Edition, provides the latest information on this constantly advancing area of study. Placing weed management in the largest context of weed research and science, the book presents the latest advances in the role, control and potential uses of weed plants. From the emergence and genetic foundation of weeds, to the latest means of control and environmental impact, the book uses an ecological framework to explore the role of responsible and effective weed control in agriculture. In addition, users will find discussions of related areas where research is needed for additional understanding. Explored topics include the roles of culture, economics and politics in weed management, all areas that enable scientists and students to further understand the larger effects on society. Completely revised with 35% new content Contains expanded coverage of ethnobotany, the specific identity and role of invasive weed species, organic agriculture, and herbicide resistance in GM crops Includes an emphasis on herbicide resistance and molecular biology, both of which have come to dominate weed science research Covers all traditional aspects of weed science as well as current research Provides broad coverage, including relevant related subjects like weed ecology and weed population genetics

Fundamentals of Weed Science

Author: Robert L Zimdahl

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123978181

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 664

View: 4881

This book addresses herbicides and their use as an important aspect of modern weed management and strives to place them in an ecological framework. Many weed scientists believe agriculture is a continuing struggle with weeds--without good weed control, good and profitable agriculture is impossible. Each agricultural discipline sees itself as central to agriculture's success and continued progress, and weed science is no exception. While not denying the importance of weed management to successful agriculture, this book places it in a larger ecological context. The roles of culture, economics, and politics in weed management are also discussed, enabling scientists and students to understand the larger effects on society. Information on New herbicides included, along with the old herbicides that are important for understanding the history New section on weed resistance to herbicides and genetic engineering New information on invasive plants Expanded chapters on Biological Control, Pesticide Legislation and Regulation, Weed Management Systems, and more Instructor resources can be found at http://textbooks.elsevier.com/web/Login.aspx, and it is password protected. Please contact your sales representative at [email protected] for access to the instructor resources. The insturctor site consists of chapter questions, essay questions, an exam and images from the book

Fundamentals of Weed Science

Author: Robert Zimdahl

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0323149421

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 464

View: 9726

Fundamentals of Weed Science provides an introduction to the basic principles of weed science for undergraduate courses. It discusses several aspects of weed biology and control, and traces the history of herbicide development. The book begins with an introduction to weeds, covering their definition, characteristics, harmful aspects, and the cost of weed control. This is followed chapters on weed classification, the uses of weeds, weed biology, weed ecology, allelopathy, the significance of plant competition, weed management and control methods, and biological weed control. Later chapters deal with herbicidesthe most important weed control tools and the ones with the greatest potential for untoward effects. Students of weed science must understand herbicides and the factors governing their use as well as the potential for misuse. These chapters discuss chemical weed control, the properties and uses of herbicides, factors affecting herbicide performance, herbicide application, herbicide formulation, ecological impact of herbicides, pesticide registration and legislation, weed management systems, and the future of weed science.

Integrated Weed Management for Sustainable Agriculture

Author: Robert Zimdahl,Robert L. Zimdahl

Publisher: Burleigh Dodds Series in Agric

ISBN: 9781786761644

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 476

View: 6632

Weeds remain a major obstacle to improved yields in agriculture. At the same time, established methods of control are being undermined by problems such as herbicide resistance. This major collection reviews key developments in integrated weed management (IWM) to manage weeds more sustainably.

Plant & Soil Science: Fundamentals & Applications

Author: Rick Parker

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1428334807

Category: Science

Page: 480

View: 1618

Plant & Soil Science Fundamentals and Applications combines the basic knowledge of plant and soil science, in and easy to read and teach format, and provides practical real world application for information learned. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Principles of Weed Science, Second Edition

Author: V S Rao

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781578080694

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 555

View: 6238

A comprehensive reference-cum-textbook on fundamentals and principles of weed science. Includes updated information on newer approaches (ecophysiological and biological) in weed management, newer herbicides, bioherbicides, herbicide action mechanisms and transformations in plants, herbicide persistence and behaviour in soil and environment, and interaction of herbicide with other aerochemicals.

Weed Ecology

Implications for Management

Author: Steven R. Radosevich,Jodie S. Holt,Claudio Ghersa

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471116066

Category: Science

Page: 589

View: 5550

This extensively expanded edition looks at weeds from an ecological perspective, emphasizing the manner in which one species interacts with others. Informs readers about the biology of weeds by presenting theories, concepts and principles of fundamental plant ecology, physiology and genetics. Considers the role of weeds in human systems and introduces new ideas regarding systems thinking and the part that hierarchical structure plays in both natural and human interrelationships. Contains new material on such contemporary topics as herbicide use and resistance.

Ecology of Weeds and Invasive Plants

Relationship to Agriculture and Natural Resource Management

Author: Steven R. Radosevich,Jodie S. Holt,Claudio M. Ghersa

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470168936

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 7201

The classic reference on weeds and invasive plants has been revised and updated. The Third Edition of this authoritative reference provides an in-depth understanding of how weeds and invasive plants develop and interact in the environment so you can manage and control them more effectively. The guide includes an introduction to weeds and invasive plants in various environments and an overview of their ecology and evolution. With extensive examples, this book: Focuses on the biological features of weeds and invasive plants, especially as they exist in agriculture, forests, rangelands, and natural ecosystems. Includes coverage of exotic invasive plants. Discusses a variety of methods and tools for managing weeds and invasive plants, including physical, cultural, biological, and chemical approaches. Examines systems approaches for management, including modern Integrated Pest Management. Addresses future challenges for scientists, farmers, and land managers. This is the definitive, hands-on reference if you're a land manager or professional in plant sciences, agronomy, weed science, and horticulture. The book is also an excellent textbook for senior undergraduate or graduate students studying agriculture, ecology, natural resources management, environmental management, or related fields.

Fundamentals of Weed Science

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467257591

Category: Education

Page: 38

View: 3811

Facts101 is your complete guide to Fundamentals of Weed Science. In this book, you will learn topics such as Weed Classification, Ethnobotany, Weed Reproduction and Dispersal, and Weed Ecology plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Principles of Weed Science, Second Edition

Author: V. S. Rao

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781138401570

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 1216

A comprehensive reference-cum-textbook on fundamentals and principles of weed science. Includes updated information on newer approaches (ecophysiological and biological) in weed management, newer herbicides, bioherbicides, herbicide action mechanisms and transformations in plants, herbicide persistence and behaviour in soil and environment, and interaction of herbicide with other aerochemicals.

Marijuana Botany

An Advanced Study: The Propagation and Breeding of Distinctive Cannabis

Author: Robert Connell Clarke

Publisher: Ronin Publishing

ISBN: 1579511090

Category: Science

Page: 220

View: 6209

Marijuana Botany presents the scientific knowledge and propagation techniques used to preserve and multiply vanishing Cannabis strains. Also included is information concerning Cannabis genetics and breeding used to begin plant improvement programs. The book presents scientific and horticultural principles, along with their practical applications, necessary for the breeding and propagation of Cannabis and in particular, marijuana. It will appeal not only to the professional researcher, but to the marijuana enthusiast or anyone with an eye to the future of Cannabis products.

Weed Science

Principles and Practices

Author: Thomas J. Monaco,Stephen C. Weller,Floyd M. Ashton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471274968

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 700

View: 668

The updated edition of the classic, fundamental book on weed science Weed Science provides a detailed examination of the principles of integrated weed management with important details on how chemical herbicides work and should be used. This revised Fourth Edition addresses recent developments affecting weed science. These include the increased use of conservation-tillage systems, environmental concerns about the runoff of agrochemicals, soil conservation, crop biotechnology, resistance of weeds and crops to herbicides, weed control in nonagricultural settings and concerns regarding invasive plants, wetland restoration, and the need for a vastly improved understanding of weed ecology. Current management practices are covered along with guidance for selecting herbicides and using them effectively. To serve as a more efficient reference, herbicides are cross-listed by chemical and brand name and grouped by mechanism of action and physiological effect rather than chemical structure. In addition, an introduction to organic chemistry has been added to familiarize readers with organic herbicides. Also included are guidelines on weed-control practices for specific crops or situations, such as small grains, row crops, horticultural crops, lawns and turf, range land, brush, and aquatic plant life. Generously supplemented with 300 drawings, photographs, and tables, Weed Science is an essential book for students taking an introductory course in weed science, as well as a reference for agricultural advisors, county agents, extension specialists, and professionals throughout the agrochemical industry.

Fundamentals of Managing Reference Collections

Author: Carol A. Singer

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838911536

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 167

View: 2011

Whether a library's reference collection is large or small, it needs constant attention. Singer's book offers information and insight on best practices for reference collection management, no matter the size, and shows why managing without a plan is a recipe for clutter and confusion. In this very practical guide, reference librarians will learn The importance of collection development policies, and how to effectively involve others in the decision-making process New insights into selecting reference materials, both print and electronic Strategies for collection maintenance, including the all-important issue of weeding This important new book will help librarians make better reference decisions, aligned to customer needs and expectations, especially significant with today's limited budgets.

Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management

Author: Nick E. Christians,Aaron J. Patton,Quincy D. Law

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119205565

Category: Gardening

Page: 480

View: 7679

The classic turfgrass management handbook, updated with new developments in the field Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management is the bestselling guide with expert coverage of basic turfgrass science and all aspects of practical care. Now in its fifth edition, this industry favorite offers the latest information on growth, nutrition, herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides, as well as new chapters discussing shade stress and light requirements and the benefits of turf. Though written at an introductory level, this book provides experienced turf managers with the most current thinking and new developments in wide range of topics, such as fertilization, grass selection, pest management, plant growth regulators, sports turf management practices, soil testing, and water quality. For students and experienced professionals alike, this book provides a thorough and well-rounded reference with everyday utility. Today’s turf managers must have detailed knowledge of agronomy, botany, entomology, horticulture, pathology, and business management. This book brings these diverse fundamentals together into a single volume and will help you to: Master the art and science of turfgrass care, cultivation, and management Learn best practices for mowing, fertilizing, soil health, irrigation, and more Identify, manage, and control insect, disease, and weed pests Examine the professional management of sports turf, golf courses, lawns, and sod Turf management is a $70 billion industry that reaches into sports, tourism, land management, real estate, and more. The care and maintenance of high quality turf requires careful consideration and monitoring of many variables, and both strategic planning and quick action are needed to stay ahead of threats from weather, pests, traffic, and more. Fundamentals of Turfgrass Management provides clear guidance and comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the industry, with the latest information all turf managers need to know.

Clinical Companion for Fundamentals of Nursing

Just the Facts

Author: Patricia A. Potter,Anne Griffin Perry,Patricia Stockert,Amy Hall,Veronica Peterson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323396488

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 2091

A concise, pocket-sized nursing reference, Clinical Companion for Fundamentals of Nursing, 9th Edition includes all the facts and figures you’ll need to succeed in clinicals. The streamlined format organizes content by body system, with tables, boxes, and bulleted lists that simplify searching. From definitions and abbreviations to dosage calculations and lab values, this pocket guide presents the most up-to-date guidelines and clinical information in an easy-to-use, quick-reference format! Basic assessment by body system makes it easy to locate specific information. Concise, pocket-sized format ensures portability for use in the clinical setting. Basic facts and figures provide valuable background information. English-to-Spanish translations help you communicate with Spanish-speaking patients. Content is presented in tabular, list, and outline format for quick and easy retrieval. Chapter outlines with corresponding page numbers provide quick, easy access to information. NEW! The latest information on infection control, pressure ulcers, dietary guidelines, and more. NEW! Uses the latest NANDA-1 (2015-17), NIC, and NOC terminologies. UPDATED images serve as visual reinforcement throughout. NEW! Additional information for six QSEN competencies. UPDATED chapter bibliographies reference related sources for further in-depth study.

Agriculture's Ethical Horizon

Author: Robert L Zimdahl

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080461120

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

View: 4281

What are the goals of agricultural science? What should the goals of agricultural science be? How do and how should the practitioners of agriculture address complex ethical questions? These questions are explored in this monumental book so that those in agriculture will begin an open dialoge on the ethics of agriculture. Discussion of foundational values, of why we practice agriculture as we do, should become a central, rather than peripheral, part of agricultural practice and education. If agricultural scientists do not venture forth to understand and shape the ethical base of the future, it will be imposed by others. Largely autobiographical, this book covers topics such as scientific truth and myth, what agricultural research should be done, an introduction to ethics, moral confidence in agriculture, the relevance of ethics to agriculture, sustainability, and biotechnology. Written by an expert who has been engaged in agricultural education and research for over 35 years Content is easily understandable by non-philosophers The concepts of scientific truth and myth are contrasted and compared Chapter sidebars highlight important concepts and can be used to engage students in further discussion

Weed Control in Turf and Ornamentals

Author: Alfred J. Turgeon,Lambert Blanchard McCarty,Nick Edward Christians

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 300

View: 5411

Weed Control in Turf and Ornamentals provides thorough coverage of weeds that are important in turfgrass and ornamentals-plant communities. The herbicides used in these plant communities are thoroughly treated with respect to their action and metabolism in the plant, their fate in the environment, and proper application methods. Additionally, weed control measures are covered with special emphasis on the safe and effective use of herbicides. landscape artisits or horticulturists

Handbook of Weed Management Systems

Author: Smith

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824795474

Category: Science

Page: 758

View: 8989

This work provides the fundamental information necessary for the development of weed management strategies for all the major US crops using concepts that can be applied worldwide. Weed management systems are provided for cotton, peanut, soybean, wheat, barley, oat, sorghum, rice, fruits, nut crops, and more. The dynamics involved in creating the best management approaches for specific types of crops are explained.

Planthoppers

Their Ecology and Management

Author: R. F. Denno,John R. Perfect

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461523958

Category: Science

Page: 799

View: 4560

Planthoppers include some of the most devastating pests of major agricultural crops throughout the world. One species, the rice brown planthopper, is among the most economically important pests in Asia. In past decades, government policies encouraged the control of rice planthoppers with synthetic pesticides, a tactic which promoted insecticide resistance and often led to the pesticide-induced resurgence of pest populations. To deter planthopper outbreaks, a more ecologically sound management strategy is being implemented, one based on a thorough investigation of population dynamics, natural enemies, and the genetics of host plant and insecticide adaptation. In the natural habitats of North America and Europe, scientists have also used planthoppers as model organisms to test ecological and evolutionary theory. The consequence of these diverse studies is an extremely scattered literature on planthoppers that has never been synthesized from an ecological perspective. This volume summarizes what is known about planthopper ecology and biological control. It takes a theoretical approach yet is deeply concerned with the application of theory to the practical problems of pest management.