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Weed Control Handbook Volume I

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By: Hance

582 pages, Figs, tabs


Hardback | Dec 1989 | #4323 | ISBN: 0632024593
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This edition of the "Weed Control Handbook" provides basic information about weeds and herbicides and sets out the principles which govern techniques of weed control in a wide range of situations. The chapters have been written by specialists drawn from government research and advisory organisations, from industry and from educational establishments. All information has been extensively revised and rewritten in line with developments in weed science and technology. Although the handbook deals primarily with weed problems in temperate climates, and in particular with the practice of weed control in the United Kingdom, the principles discussed have much wider application and will be of interest to those concerned with weed science elsewhere in the world.


The biology of weeds; The evolution of weed control in British agriculture; The properties of herbicides; The principles of formulation and application; The methodology of application; Entry and transport of herbicides in plants; The mode of action and metabolism of herbicides; The resistance of plants to herbicides; Herbicides in soil and water; Evaluation of a new herbicide; Weed control in small grain cereals; Weed control in other arable and field vegetable crops; Weed control in fruit and other perennial crops; Weed control in grassland; Weed control in sports turf and intensively managed amenity grassland; Weed control in amenity areas and other non-agricultural land; Weed control in forest nurseries and forests; The management of aquatic weeds; Industrial weed control; Ecological consequences of modern weed control systems; Legislation and other safeguards relating to the use of herbicides in the United Kingdom; Sources of information.

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