Environmental Sciences

Herbicides and Environment

Edited by Andreas Kortekamp, ISBN 978-953-307-476-4, 760 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published January 08, 2011 under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/550
Edited Volume

Herbicides are much more than just weed killers. They may exhibit beneficial or adverse effects on other organisms. Given their toxicological, environmental but also agricultural relevance, herbicides are an interesting field of activity not only for scientists working in the field of agriculture. It seems that the investigation of herbicide-induced effects on weeds, crop plants, ecosystems, microorganisms, and higher organism requires a multidisciplinary approach. Some important aspects regarding the multisided impacts of herbicides on the living world are highlighted in this book. I am sure that the readers will find a lot of helpful information, even if they are only slightly interested in the topic.

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