Identification and Control of Common Weeds: Volume 1

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This book introduces readers to nearly 600 common weeds. In addition to essential information, each chapter includes photos for a specific type of weed to show its morphology in different growth periods, such as seedling, root, flower, fruit, and mature plant. The book also discusses control measures, including agricultural, chemical, physical, biological, and comprehensive methods. The Volume1 mainly focuses on 126 species of grass weeds and 34 species of sedge weeds.

With the development of society and economics, weeds have become a recurring problem. In particular, the exotic, invasive, and quarantine weeds have spread dramatically and rapidly. On the other hand, many people, even those who are engaged in weed control, do not (or cannot) distinguish between weeds. Thus there is significant demand for illustrations of weed morphologies, as well as information on their control measures. This book offers a valuable, practical guide for all those working in the fields of crop cultivation, plant protection and quarantine management.

Zhenghao Xu is a professor of environmental and resource sciences at Zhejiang University, China. He graduated from Zhejiang Agricultural University, China in 1985 and completed his Master’s degree at the same university in 1993. He subsequently engaged in weed research work at China Rice Research Institute for more than 10 years.

Guoning Zhou graduated from Zhejiang Agricultural University, China in 1985 and received his Master’s degree from Beijing Forest University, China in 1991. He worked at Hangzhou Botanical Garden, Zhejiang, China for more than 8 years. His research focuses on garden plants, floating plant cultivation and natural restoration methods. He has published over 20 papers and 5 books.
Illustrates weeds with clear photos in different plant growth periods to facilitate the identification - Provides effective and practical control measurements for the specific type of weeds - Covers weed management not only in agriculture, but also in forestry and quarantine inspection fields