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Applied Weed Science (2nd Edition)

This introduction to the principles of weed science prepares readers to analyze real-life weed control problems and to develop integrated, practical approaches to solving them. Comprehensive in coverage and unique in presentation, it blends basic information on plant systems, soil systems, control methods, and management systems, and discusses various plants and herbicides by groups to provide an integrated framework from which to extend information to many different situations. For readers interested in weed science.

Paperback: 452 pages

Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2 edition (August 16, 1998)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0137540035

ISBN-13: 978-0137540037

Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 1 x 10.9 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Very good reference book, especially for herbicide chemistry, nomenclature, history, application, and environmental fate. Thorough and up to date on commercially available herbicides (as of 2014). I taught introductory weed science at a jr. college this fall and used this book to supplement the course materials, based on recommendations of a couple of weed scientists at UC Davis. The book in and of itself would not have been appropriate as a text book for my class because it is too technical for freshmen in my opinion, but would be excellent for upperclassmen and graduate students. Provides some weed management information for specific crops (turfgrass, aquatic, orchards, corn, etc), but it is very general, as would be expected, and better crop specific information can be found on-line thru various university extension publications.

It is a great book, with tremendous information. It was required for my class, but I am very pleased with it even though it was used. The price is great and the quality was very impressive. I will buy more used books from in the future.

The price was a lot cheaper than I could get at the college bookstore, but it took a lot longer than I expected to arrive.

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