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Atlas of Weed Mapping

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Description of cropping practices and explanations for the global distribution of weeds
Invasive plant mapping
Aquatics and wetland plants with histological plant details
Theoretical and practical aspects of weed mapping
Aspects on the documentation of herbicide resistance
Biodiversity, rare weeds and the dominance of the most common weeds

By: Hansjörg Krähmer (Editor)

472 pages, 800+ colour photos, colour illustrations and colour distribution maps; colour tables

Wiley-Blackwell

Hardback | Apr 2016 | #229072 | ISBN-13: 9781118720738
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About this book

Weeds are variously defined as plants growing where they are not wanted, plants that interfere with human activity. Weeds affect everyone in the world by reducing crop yield and quality, delaying or interfering with harvesting, interfering with animal feeding, reducing animal health, preventing water flow, as plant parasites, etc. It is estimated that those problems cause billions of dollars worth of crop losses annually and the global cost of controlling weeds also runs into many billions of dollars every year. Atlas of Weed Mapping presents an introductory overview on the occurrence of the most common weeds of the world.

Fully illustrated with more than 800 coloured figures and a number of tables, this new characterisation of anthropogenic vegetation will be interesting for readers of a great number of disciplines such as agriculture, botany, ecology, geobotany and plant community research. More than a hundred experts have contributed data to this unique compilation.


Contents

Contributors, vii
Acknowledgements, ix
Introduction 1

Part I: Continental views of weed infestation maps
      Hansjörg Krähmer
1 Europe 7
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2 Asia 23
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3 North America 47
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4 South America 56
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5 Africa 71
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6 Australia 81
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Part II: Special crop view and mapping of cotton weeds
7 Cotton cultivation 87
      Garifalia Economou, Ahmet Uludag and Hansjörg Krähmer
8 Global cotton weed distribution 90
      Garifalia Economou, Ahmet Uludag and Hansjörg Krähmer
9 Farming practices and weed infestation 101
      Garifalia Economou, Ahmet Uludag and Hansjörg Krähmer
10 Summary of global cotton weed distribution 102
      Garifalia Economou, Ahmet Uludag and Hansjörg Krähmer

Part III: Invasive weed species
11 Overview of selected problems 105
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Part IV: Global zones with similar weed infestation
12 Introduction to global zones with similar weed infestation 115
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13 Cereal weed belts 117
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14 Maize weed belts and areas of similar weed infestation 120
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15 Soybean weed zones and areas 123
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16 Rice weed belts 124
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Part V: General observations on all infested sites
17 Ranks and number of weed species in a defined crop 129
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18 Specialization of weeds and biodiversity 130
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Part VI: Answers to key questions: What makes which weed grow where and when?
19 Weeds as crop companions 135
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20 Can we associate weeds with specific environmental conditions? 139
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21 What makes weeds grow in monocultures, what makes them compete with the crop and with other weeds? 161
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Part VII: Aesthetics, rare weeds and production objectives in agriculture
22 Rare weeds in arable crops and aesthetics: harmony or hunger? 169
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Part VIII: Weeds in meadows, pastures and rangeland
23 Overview of grassland 177
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Part IX: Aquatic and wetland weeds
24 Introduction 185
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25 Morphological adaptation to water 192
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26 Aerenchyma within the stem 194
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27 Stem and vascular bundle modifications 215
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28 The root 277
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29 The leaf 311
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30 Vegetative propagation 371
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31 Aesthetics, species attractiveness and rare aquatic species 377
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32 Growing conditions of aquatic plants 382
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33 Dominance and noxious effects of selected aquatic and wetland species 384
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34 Adaptation of terrestrial weeds to water stress: Waterlogging and temporary hypoxia 391
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35 Weeds in rice 396
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Part X: Which ecological rules described in textbooks will help us to understand the unevenness of weed species distribution?
36 Asymmetric competition within arable crops 401
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37 Comparison of closely related species and their ability to grow as weeds in crops 404
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Part XI: Factors contributing to the temporal and spatial distribution of weed resistance: a map-based analysis
38 How has Alopecurus myosuroides resistance changed over the years? 409
      Martin Hess, Johannes Herrmann, Hansjörg Krähmer and Roland Beffa
39 Weeds to watch 420
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Part XII: Conflict between the dominance of some weeds and the intention to preserve rare species
40 Can we shape nature into what we want it to be? 425
      Hansjörg Krähmer

Part XIII: Weed data collection, analysis and presentation of results
41 Introduction to weed mapping methodology 429
      Michaela Kolárová and Pavel Hamouz
42 Data collection 430
      Michaela Kolárová and Pavel Hamouz
43 Approaches to the analysis of weed distribution 440
      Michaela Kolárová and Pavel Hamouz
44 Presentation of weed mapping results 456
      Michaela Kolárová and Pavel Hamouz

Appendix 462
Index 467


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