560p., B&W Illus., Figs., Tables, App., Gloss., Index, 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- Foreward; Prologue; Acknowledgement; Introduction; Utility of weeds; Losses Caused by Weeds; Weed Ecology; Weed resistance and tolerance; Herbicide-Plant selectivity; Formulations and surfactants; Adjuvants; Herbicide Application Equipments; Sprayer calibration and Herbicide; Fate of herbicides in plants; Fate of herbicides in soils; Tillage and weed control; Discription of temperate weeds; Description of tropical and subtropical weeds; Weed control in plantations; Problem weeds and their control; Biological weed control; Glossary of terms in weed science; References.
The book entitled "Weed Management" is an attempt of its first kind to highlight the importance of biology, ecology and control of prevalent weed flora in temperate, tropical and sub-tropical situations in India. Herbicides were developed and availability of selective herbicides brought revolution for timely, effective and economic control of weeds in crop fields. This book assesses the earlier attempts made in the country and else where. There are chapters dealing with ecology, biology and control of weeds, utility and harmfulness of weeds, information on temperate, tropical and sub-tropical weeds, parasitic and problem weeds and their control, fate of herbicides in soil and plants, application methodology and use of adjuvents, etc. The present publication was planned to make aware of scientific progress and newly emerging concepts like integrated weed management, herbicide residues and environment to scientists involved in teaching, research and extension.