A History of Weed Science in the United States

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  • Author : Robert L Zimdahl
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 224 pages
  • ISBN : 0123815029
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A History of Weed Science in the United States

A History of Weed Science in the United States
  • Author : Robert L Zimdahl
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 04 February 2010
GET THIS BOOK A History of Weed Science in the United States

It is important that scientists think about and know their history - where they came from, what they have accomplished, and how these may affect the future. Weed scientists, similar to scientists in many technological disciplines, have not sought historical reflection. The technological world asks for results and for progress. Achievement is important not, in general, the road that leads to achievement. What was new yesterday is routine today, and what is described as revolutionary today may be considered antiquated

The War on Weeds in the Prairie West

The War on Weeds in the Prairie West
  • Author : Clinton Lorne Evans
  • Publisher : University of Calgary Press
  • Release : 26 November 2021
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This book Spans four centuries of weed history from sixteenth-century England to mid-twentieth century Canada. Features: Evans looks at topics such as weed biology/ecology, environmental history, herbicide development, noxious weed legislation, and the emergence of weed science as a distinct field of scientific inquiry; Provides an in-depth chronicle of the war on weeds that raged in Western Canada between 1800 and 1950 and the evolution of the relationship between humans and weeds; Provides an environmental history of weeds that covers the

Fundamentals of Weed Science

Fundamentals of Weed Science
  • Author : Robert L Zimdahl
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 09 August 2013
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This book addresses herbicides and their use as an important aspect of modern weed management and strives to place them in an ecological framework. Many weed scientists believe agriculture is a continuing struggle with weeds--without good weed control, good and profitable agriculture is impossible. Each agricultural discipline sees itself as central to agriculture's success and continued progress, and weed science is no exception. While not denying the importance of weed management to successful agriculture, this book places it in a

Weed Science A Plea for Thought Revisited

Weed Science   A Plea for Thought   Revisited
  • Author : Robert L. Zimdahl
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 26 September 2011
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Weed scientists are confident of increasing production through agricultural technology, including herbicides, but do not must ask if the moral obligation to feed people is sufficient justification for the benefits and harms achieved. A continuing, rigorous examination of the science’s goals that leads to appropriate change is advocated. Weed scientists have a research consensus - a paradigm - Weeds must be controlled. Herbicides are the best control technology. Agriculture's practitoners should discuss the necessity and risks of their technology.

Six Chemicals That Changed Agriculture

Six Chemicals That Changed Agriculture
  • Author : Robert L Zimdahl
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 23 July 2015
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Six Chemicals That Changed Agriculture is a scientific look at how the chemicals used in today's food production were developed, evaluated, and came to be in wide-spread use. From fertilizers to pest management, antibiotics to DNA, chemicals have transformed the way our food is grown, protected, and processed. Agriculture is the world's most important environment interaction, the essential human activity, and an increasingly controversial activity because of its use and presumed misuse of chemistry. The major characteristics of US agriculture

Weed Ecology

Weed Ecology
  • Author : Steven R. Radosevich,Jodie S. Holt,Claudio Ghersa
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 05 February 1997
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While some plants are valued and selected for their beauty, others are reviled for their apparent lack of these traits. Weeds are recognized worldwide as undesirable economic pests; however, the value of any plant is unquestionably determined by the perception of the viewer. This book looks at weeds from an ecological viewpoint, emphasizing the way in which one species interacts with others.

Handbook of Weed Management Systems

Handbook of Weed Management Systems
  • Author : Albert E. Smith
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 22 November 2017
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This work provides the fundamental information necessary for the development of weed management strategies for all the major US crops using concepts that can be applied worldwide. Weed management systems are provided for cotton, peanut, soybean, wheat, barley, oat, sorghum, rice, fruits, nut crops, and more. The dynamics involved in creating the best management approaches for specific types of crops are explained.

Weed Research

Weed Research
  • Author : Paul E. Hatcher,Robert J. Froud-Williams
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 07 August 2017
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This book presents the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the current and potential future state of weed science and research. Weeds have a huge effect on the world by reducing crop yield and quality, delaying or interfering with harvesting, interfering with animal feeding (including poisoning), reducing animal health and preventing water flow. They are common across the world and cost billions of dollars’ worth of crop losses year on year, as well as billions of dollars in the annual

Desert Weeds

Desert Weeds
  • Author : Garry Rogers
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 26 November 2021
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In their rapid colonization of soil exposed by fires, floods, and grazing animals, weeds resemble the human specialists we label Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). Weeds are the first responders when disasters occur in nature. They occupy bare soil and prevent erosion by wind and water. In extreme cases such as a landslide, weeds are essential to the healing processes that replace the lost soil. Like a Band-Aid on a skinned knee, weeds protect the land while it recovers. Besides protecting

Chemical Lands

Chemical Lands
  • Author : David D. Vail
  • Publisher : University of Alabama Press
  • Release : 09 January 2018
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An exploration of the elaborate relationship between farmers, aerial sprayers, agriculturalists, crop pests, chemicals, and the environment. The controversies in the 1960s and 1970s that swirled around indiscriminate use of agricultural chemicals—their long-term ecological harm versus food production benefits—were sparked and clarified by biologist Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring (1962). This seminal publication challenged long-held assumptions concerning the industrial might of American agriculture while sounding an alarm for the damaging persistence of pesticides, especially chlorinated hydrocarbons such as DDT,

Glyphosate Resistance in Crops and Weeds

Glyphosate Resistance in Crops and Weeds
  • Author : Vijay K. Nandula
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 28 December 2010
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New technologies are becoming available for managing glyphosate resistant (GR) weeds and reducing their spread. GR crop technology has revolutionized crop production in the developed world and the benefits are gradually spilling over to the developing world. In order to sustain an effective, environmentally safe herbicide such as glyphosate and the GR crop technology well in to the future, it is imperative that the issue of GR weeds be comprehensively understood. This book provides such an essential, up-to-date source of

Food in America The Past Present and Future of Food Farming and the Family Meal 3 volumes

Food in America  The Past  Present  and Future of Food  Farming  and the Family Meal  3 volumes
  • Author : Andrew F. Smith
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 16 February 2017
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This three-volume work examines all facets of the modern U.S. food system, including the nation's most important food and agriculture laws, the political forces that shape modern food policy, and the food production trends that are directly impacting the lives of every American family. • Examines a breadth of contemporary food controversies and offers diverse viewpoints on them, placing these perspectives fairly into a broader historical context • Presents a multidisciplinary approach to the subject of food that highlights related issues

Weeds

Weeds
  • Author : Zachary J. S. Falck
  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Pre
  • Release : 26 November 2021
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As long as humans have existed, they’ve worked and competed with plants to shape their surroundings. As cities developed and expanded, their diverse spaces were covered with and colored by weeds. In Weeds, Zachary J. S. Falck presents a comprehensive history of “happenstance plants” in American urban environments. Beginning in the late nineteenth century and continuing to the present, he examines the proliferation, perception, and treatment of weeds in metropolitan centers from Boston to Los Angeles. In dynamic city