454 pages, diagrams
This is the classic reference on weeds and invasive plants, revised and updated (previously published under the title "Weed Ecology"). The Third Edition of the authoritative reference gives readers an in-depth understanding of how weeds and invasive plants develop and interact in the environment so they 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, it 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; and, addresses future challenges for scientists, farmers, and land managers.
Overall, the changes make the third edition a worthwhile purchase even for those who already own the second... If one is looking for a book that covers the basics of weed science from a traditional perspective this is a fine selection: well-written and remarkably concise for a complicated topic. (Economic Botany, 2010)
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