Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Herbicides

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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35273 Total Chapter Downloads

10 Crossref Citations

16 Web of Science Citations

31 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

2708

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2. Herbicide Phytotoxicity and Resistance to Herbicides in Legume Plants

By Agnieszka I. Piotrowicz-Cieślak and Barbara Adomas

5521

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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

2790

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4. Investigation of Degradation of Pesticide Lontrel in Aqueous Solutions

By E.A. Saratovskih

1698

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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

1700

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6. Herbicide Reduction Methods

By MartinWeis, Martina Keller and Victor Rueda Ayala

2081

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

By Harlene Hatterman-Valenti

1673

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8. Microbial Weed Control and Microbial Herbicides

By Tami L. Stubbs and Ann C. Kennedy

4150

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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

3181

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10. Organic Weed Control

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

2947

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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

2106

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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

2493

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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

2226

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