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Biological Approaches for Controlling Weeds

Edited by Ramalingam Radhakrishnan

Jamal Mohamed College, Affiliated to Bharathidasan University

Weed populations in agriculture are a major cause of yield loss. Conventionally, crop rotation and tillage practices limit the number of weed flora. Several chemical herbicides are being applied to control weed growth, but the long-term use of those chemicals does not effectively control weeds, due to the development of resistant germplasms, which cause hazardous effects in living organisms. The global interest in organic farming endorses the alternative way of weed control against chemical herbicides. Recently, biological agents have been added to integrated weed management strategies. Several studies reveal that plant extracts, bacteria, fungi and their products effectively control weed seed germination and growth. The aim of this book is to discuss the current understanding of bioherbicides and strategies to weed control.

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Biological Approaches for Controlling WeedsEdited by Ramalingam Radhakrishnan

Published: September 5th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71593

ISBN: 978-1-78923-655-2

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-654-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-589-9

Copyright year: 2018

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7 Crossref Citations

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1. Introductory Chapter: Need of Bioherbicide for Weed Control

By Ramalingam Radhakrishnan


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2. Overview of Biological Methods of Weed Control

By Ozoemena Ani, Ogbonnaya Onu, Gideon Okoro and Michael Uguru


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3. The Effect of Tillage on the Weed Control: An Adaptive Approach

By Martin Heide Jorgensen


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4. Genetic Variation for Weed Competition and Allelopathy in Rapeseed (Brassica napus L.)

By Harsh Raman, Nawar Shamaya and James Pratley


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5. Potentially Phytotoxic of Chemical Compounds Present in Essential Oil for Invasive Plants Control: A Mini-Review

By Mozaniel Santana de Oliveira, Wanessa Almeida da Costa, Priscila Nascimento Bezerra, Antonio Pedro da Silva Souza Filho and Raul Nunes de Carvalho Junior


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6. Production and Stabilization of Mycoherbicides

By Alexander Berestetskiy and Sofia Sokornova


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