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Environmental Impact Studies and Management Approaches

Weeds severely affect crop quality and yield. Therefore, successful farming relies on their control by coordinated management approaches. Among these, chemical herbicides are of key importance. Their development and commercialization began in the 1940's and they allowed for a qualitative increase in crop yield and quality when it was most needed. This book blends review chapters with scientific studies, creating an overview of some the current trends in the field of herbicides. Included are environmental studies on their toxicity and impact on natural populations, methods to reduce herbicide inputs and therefore overall non-target toxicity, and the use of bioherbicides as natural alternatives.

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HerbicidesEnvironmental Impact Studies and Management ApproachesEdited by Ruben Alvarez-Fernandez

Published: January 20th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1206

ISBN: 978-953-307-892-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5181-4

Copyright year: 2012

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39196 Total Chapter Downloads

13 Crossref Citations

34 Web of Science Citations

44 Dimensions Citations


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1. Evaluation of Toxicities of Herbicides Using Short-Term Chronic Tests of Alga, Daphnid and Fish

By Norihisa Tatarazako and Taisen Iguchi


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2. Herbicide Phytotoxicity and Resistance to Herbicides in Legume Plants

By Agnieszka I. Piotrowicz-Cieślak and Barbara Adomas


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3. Use of Sugar Beet as a Bioindicator Plant for Detection of Flucarbazone and Sulfentrazone Herbicides in Soil

By Anna M. Szmigielski, Jeff J. Schoenau and Eric N. Johnson


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4. Investigation of Degradation of Pesticide Lontrel in Aqueous Solutions

By E.A. Saratovskih


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5. Distribution and Potential Effects of Novel Antifouling Herbicide Diuron on Coral Reefs

By M.A. Sheikh, T. Oomori, H. Fujimura, T. Higuchi, T. Imo, A. Akamatsu, T. Miyagi, T. Yokota and S. Yasumura


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6. Herbicide Reduction Methods

By MartinWeis, Martina Keller and Victor Rueda Ayala


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7. Managing Weeds with Reduced Herbicide Inputs: Developing a Novel System for Onion

By Harlene Hatterman-Valenti


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8. Microbial Weed Control and Microbial Herbicides

By Tami L. Stubbs and Ann C. Kennedy


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9. Velvet Bean (Mucuna pruriens var. utilis) a Cover Crop as Bioherbicide to Preserve the Environmental Services of Soil

By Angel Isauro Ortiz Ceballos, Juan Rogelio Aguirre Rivera, Mario Manuel Osorio Arce and Cecilia Peña Valdivia


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10. Organic Weed Control

By Charles L. Webber III, James W. Shrefler and Lynn P. Brandenberger


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11. Opportunities for Weed Control in Dry Seeded Rice in North-Western Indo-Gangetic Plains

By Gulshan Mahajan, Bhagirath Singh Chauhan and Jagadish Timsina


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12. Weed Management Challenges in Fairtrade Banana Farm Systems in the Windward Islands of the Caribbean

By Wendy-Ann P. Isaac, Richard A.I. Brathwaite and Wayne G. Ganpat


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13. Genetic Diversity in Weeds

By Claudete Aparecida Mangolin, Rubem Silvério de Oliveira Junior and Maria de Fátima P.S. Machado


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