Presents innovative approaches to weeds and weed management. Expanding the Context of Weed Management is your key to the latest economically and environmentally friendly methods of managing weeds. You will explore the biological, cultural, mechanical, and preventive tools and techniques that are necessary to successfully manage weeds. Expanding the Context of Weed Management teaches you how to optimize your crop production and profit by integrating preventive techniques, scientific knowledge, and management skills into your current farming routine. This practical volume contains a series of review articles and original research that present innovative approaches to weeds and weed management. In its pages you will discover valuable and practical information about:

  • how weeds can be considered a part of the cropping system instead of an isolated pest to beeliminated
  • why weeds behave as they do
  • short and long term approaches to changing weed management
  • standard breeding methods for weed competitive crops
  • how to improve soil quality to manage weeds
  • how to integrate pest management for weeds
  • how to avoid propagule production
  • how to reduce weed emergence in crops
  • how to minimize weed competition with the crop

    The costliness of weeds and weed control is more than $15 billion a year in the United States.Expanding the Context of Weed Management will help you cut this cost with the latest methods of effective weed control. Intended for agronomists, weed scientists, crop advisors, environmentalists, students, and crop ecologists,this book provides a successful and environmentally sound perspective on weeds and their control.

chapter |7 pages

Expanding the Context of Weed Management

ByDouglas D. Buhler

chapter |21 pages

Weed Thresholds: Theory and Applicability

ByC. J. Swanton, S. Weaver, P. Cowan, R. Van Acker, W. Deen, A. Shreshta

chapter |28 pages

Ecological Implications of Using Thresholds for Weed Management

ByRobert F. Norris

chapter |18 pages

Increasing Crop Competitiveness to Weeds Through Crop Breeding

ByTodd A. Pester, Orvin C. Burnside, James H. Orf

chapter |27 pages

Improving Soil Quality: Inplications for Weed Management

ByEric R. Gallandt, Matt Liebman, David R. Huggins

chapter |16 pages

Soil Microorganisms for Weed Management

ByA. C. Kennedy

chapter |28 pages

Soil Weed Seed Banks and Weed Management

ByJack Dekker

chapter |21 pages

A Risk Management Perspective on Integrated Weed Management

ByJ. L. Gunsolus, D. D. Buhler

chapter |18 pages

Multi-Year Evaluation of Model-Based Weed Control Under Variable Crop and Tillage Conditions

ByMelinda L. Hoffman, Douglas D. Buhler, Micheal D. K. Owen

chapter |29 pages

Development of Weed IPM: Levels of Integration for Weed Management

ByJ. Cardina, T. M. Webster, C. P. Herms, E.E. Regnier