Weed management for developing countries. Addendum, 1 edited by R. LabradaMaterial type: TextSeries: FAO plant production and protection papersPublication details: Rome Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2003Description: viii, 277 p. ill. (some col.) 30 cmISBN:
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"TC/M/Y5031E/1/11.03/1200"--P.  of cover
Includes bibliographical references and index
Weed management does not consist solely in the use of herbicides: other methods exist. The paper emphasizes the importance of evaluating weed ecology in understanding weed problems, the need to evaluate seed banks in the soil, the importance of evaluating weed competition and the ability of crops to compete with weeds. Also covered are troublesome weed problems including water hyacinth, and the risks and benefits of using transgenic herbicide-resistant crops.