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Describes the development of new, low toxicity herbicides as well as other, more effective methods of weed control based on greater study of the biology and ecology of weeds.
Preface.PART I: PRINCIPLES. Introduction to Weed Science. Weed Biology and Ecology. Integrated Weed Management. Herbicide Registration and Environmental Impact. Herbicides and the Plant. Herbicides and the Soil. Formulations and Application Equipment. PART II: HERBICIDES. Chemistry and Classification of Herbicides by Mechanism of Action. Photosystem II Inhibitors. Pigment Inhibitors. Membrane Disruptors. Cell Growth Disruptors and Inhibitors. Cellulose Biosynthesis Inhibitors. Growth Regulators Herbicdes. Lipid Biosynthesis Inhibitors. Inhibitors of Amino Acid Biosynthewsis. Miscellaneous Herbicides. Herbicide Resistance in Crops and Weeds. PART III: PRACTICES. Small Grains and Flax. Field Crops Grown in Rows. Small Seeded Legumes. Vegetable Crops. Fruit and Nut Crops. Lawn, Turf and Ornamentals. Pastures and Rangelands. Brush and Undesirable Tree Control. Aquatic Weed Control. Industrial Vegetation Management. Diagnosis of Herbicide Injury. Weed Science in the Future.Appendix.Index.
THOMAS J. MONACO is Professor and Head of the Horticultural Science Department at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. STEPHEN C. WELLER is a Professor of Weed Science in the Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Department at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. FLOYD M. ASHTON is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Botany at the University of California at Davis.