240 pages, Illus
Herbicides continue to make a spectacular contribution to modern safe crop production. It is essential to understand how these compounds work in plants and their surroundings to properly facilitate the development of more effective and safer agrochemicals. This book provides that information in a succinct and user-friendly way.
The second edition has been fully up-dated with much new information of relevance to the subject, particularly in the areas of cell and molecular biology. The book commences with introductory chapters on weed biology and herbicide discovery and development. Following chapters include coverage of herbicides that inhibit photosynthesis and auxin-type herbicides, herbicide resistance and further targets for herbicide development. New chapters cover the inhibitors of lipid biosynthesis, amino acid biosynthesis and cell division.
This revised edition of Herbicides and Plant Physiology is an excellent addition to the bookshelf of any advisers, researchers or agronomy students. This authoritative, yet readable resource (first published in 1992) delves beneath the surface of herbicide activity to examine a wide range of past and present weed control strategies and developments from the viewpoint of plant physiology, but also provides a far wider perspective. (Ecclesiastical History, 2011)
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