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Atlas of Weed Mapping (Hardcover)

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Weeds are variously defined as plants growing where they are not wanted, plants that interfere with human activity. Weeds affect everyone in the world by reducing crop yield and quality, delaying or interfering with harvesting, interfering with animal feeding, reducing animal health, preventing water flow, as plant parasites, etc. It is estimated that those problems cause billions of dollars worth of crop losses annually and the global cost of controlling weeds also runs into many billions of dollars every year.

Atlas of Weed Mapping presents an introductory overview on the occurrence of the most common weeds in the world. The book notably includes:

A description of cropping practices and explanations for the global distribution of weeds

Maps of invasive plants globally, showing the first, second and third most frequent weeds

Aquatics and wetland plants with histological plant details

Theoretical and practical aspects of weed mapping

Aspects on the documentation of herbicide resistance

Biodiversity, rare weeds and the dominance of the most common weeds

Fully illustrated with more than 800 colour figures and a number of tables, this new characterization of anthropogenic vegetation will be of interest to readers in a number of disciplines, such as agriculture, botany, ecology, geobotany and plant community research. More than a hundred experts have contributed data to this unique compilation.

Hansj÷rg KrShmer, now retired, was President of the European Weed Research Society between 2010 and 2012. He was also Head of Herbicide Profiling and Support, at Bayer CropScience in Frankfurt, Germany.
Number of Pages: 472.0
Genre: Science
Sub-Genre: Life Sciences / Biology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Language: English
Street Date: April 18, 2016
TCIN: 51134205
UPC: 9781118720738
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-9317

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