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Ecological management of agricultural weeds

Author: Matt Liebman; Charles L Mohler; Charles P Staver
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
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"This book provides principles and practices for ecologically based weed management in a wide range of temperate and tropical farming systems. After examining weed life histories and processes determining the assembly of weed communities, the authors describe how tillage and cultivation practices, manipulations of soil conditions, competitive cultivars, crop diversification, grazing livestock, arthropod and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matt Liebman; Charles L Mohler; Charles P Staver
ISBN: 0521560683 9780521560689
OCLC Number: 45575302
Description: xi, 532 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Weed management: a need for ecological approaches / Matt Liebman --
2. Weed life history: identifying vulnerabilities / Charles L. Mohler --
3. Knowledge, science, and practice in ecological weed management: farmer-extensionist-scientist interactions / Charles P. Staver --
4. Mechanical management of weeds / Charles L. Mohler --
5. Weeds and the soil environment / Matt Liebman and Charles L. Mohler --
6. Enhancing the competitive ability of crops / Charles L. Mohler --
7. Crop diversification for weed management / Matt Liebman and Charles P. Staver --
8. Managing weeds with insects and pathogens / Matt Liebman --
9. Livestock grazing for weed management / Charles P. Staver.
Responsibility: written and edited by Matt Liebman, Charles L. Mohler, Charles P. Staver.
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"This book provides principles and practices for ecologically based weed management in a wide range of temperate and tropical farming systems. After examining weed life histories and processes determining the assembly of weed communities, the authors describe how tillage and cultivation practices, manipulations of soil conditions, competitive cultivars, crop diversification, grazing livestock, arthropod and microbial biocontrol agents, and other factors can be used to reduce weed germination, growth, competitive ability, reproduction, and dispersal. Special attention is given to the evolutionary challenges that weeds pose and the roles that farmers can play in the development of new weed management strategies."--Jacket.

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