Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Herbicides - Properties, Synthesis and Control of Weeds

Edited by Mohammed Naguib Abd El-Ghany Hasaneen, ISBN 978-953-307-803-8, 502 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published January 13, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/2511
Edited Volume

This book is divided into two sections namely: synthesis and properties of herbicides and herbicidal control of weeds. Chapters 1 to 11 deal with the study of different synthetic pathways of certain herbicides and the physical and chemical properties of other synthesized herbicides. The other 14 chapters (12-25) discussed the different methods by which each herbicide controls specific weed population. The overall purpose of the book, is to show properties and characterization of herbicides, the physical and chemical properties of selected types of herbicides, and the influence of certain herbicides on soil physical and chemical properties on microflora. In addition, an evaluation of the degree of contamination of either soils and/or crops by herbicides is discussed alongside an investigation into the performance and photochemistry of herbicides and the fate of excess herbicides in soils and field crops.