Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Herbicides - Mechanisms and Mode of Action

Edited by Mohammed Naguib Abd El-Ghany Hasaneen, ISBN 978-953-307-744-4, 214 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published December 22, 2011 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/2510
Edited Volume

This volume contains two sections: Mechanisms of herbicidal action (chapters 1-4) and Mode of action of selected herbicides on controlling diseased, weed growth and productivity and/or growth and development of field crops (chapters 5-10). Topics by chapters are: molecular mechanism of action, immunosensors , laboratory studies, molecular modeling, weed resistance, community response, use of herbicides in biotech culture, gene flow, herbicides and risk, herbicides persistence. These recurring themes reinforce my view, held over a very long time, that experience with one crop or problem can sometimes be relevant, often to an unexpected extent, to an apparently dissimilar situation in a different crop. I hope that readers interested in herbicides and pesticides will be satisfied with all the chapters in the book as its content might be of interest and value to them in the future.