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Published for the British Crop Protection Council (BCPC) this comprehensive landmark publication is based on previous editions of the BCPC's "Weed Control Handbook". The book has been fully rewritten by a team of crop protection specialists and takes account of new weed management practices across all the crops covered. Covering in detail the biology of weeds, their diversity and population dynamics, this important book goes on to provide in-depth coverage of herbicides, their discovery, patent information, legislation and mode of action, how they are formulated and packaged and details of herbicide resistance. Following sections of the book cover principles of weed management and the techniques currently employed, followed by chapters covering individual crop groups.
Introduction 1/ What is a weed? 2/ Weed competition 3/ What is the weed seed bank? 4/ Weed population dynamics 5/ Weeds and biodiversity 6/ Herbicide discovery 7/ Herbicide legislation and regulation 8/ Herbicides: mode of action and metabolism 9/ Herbicide formulation and delivery 10/ Methodology of application 11/ Herbicide resistant weeds 12/ Herbicide tolerant crops 13/ Non-chemical weed management 14/ Integrated weed management 15/ Developing decision support systems to improve weed management 16/ Optimising herbicide performance 17/ Biological control of weeds 18/ Weed management strategies for winter cereals 19/ Weed control in other arable and field vegetable crops 20/ Management of Aquatic Weeds 21/ Where is weed management going?