This textbook deals with the biology, ecology, control, and economic importance of weeds present in hill ecosystems, with a specific focus on weeds found in India. An understanding of the biology and identification of different weedy plants will improve control, and cut down costs. The various chapters of this book have been scrutinized by different scientists of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research.
There are chapters dealing with ecology and biology of weeds and their control, which provide useful information on classification, propagation, dispersal, crop–weed competition, and methods of control. There are chapters on weed management in plantation crops, vegetables, cropped and non-cropped areas, obnoxious weeds and parasitic weeds.