New Edition
Fundamentals of Weed Science,
Edition 5
By Robert L Zimdahl

Publication Date: 08 Feb 2018

Fundamentals of Weed Science, Fifth Edition, provides the latest information on this constantly advancing area of study. Placing weed management in the largest context of weed research and science, the book presents the latest advances in the role, control and potential uses of weed plants. From the emergence and genetic foundation of weeds, to the latest means of control and environmental impact, the book uses an ecological framework to explore the role of responsible and effective weed control in agriculture. In addition, users will find discussions of related areas where research is needed for additional understanding.

Explored topics include the roles of culture, economics and politics in weed management, all areas that enable scientists and students to further understand the larger effects on society.

Key Features

  • Winner of a 2019 The William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award (College) (Texty) from the Textbook Association of America
  • Completely revised with 35% new content
  • Contains expanded coverage of ethnobotany, the specific identity and role of invasive weed species, organic agriculture, and herbicide resistance in GM crops
  • Includes an emphasis on herbicide resistance and molecular biology, both of which have come to dominate weed science research
  • Covers all traditional aspects of weed science as well as current research
  • Provides broad coverage, including relevant related subjects like weed ecology and weed population genetics
About the author
By Robert L Zimdahl, Professor of Weed Science, Colorado State University, CO, USA
Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Weeds - The Beginning3. Weed Classification4. Ethnobotany5. Weed Reproduction and Dispersal6. Weed Ecology7. Weed Population Genetics8. Invasive Plants9. Allelopathy10. Methods of Weed Management11. Weed Management in Organic Agricultural Systems12. Biological Weed Control13. Introduction to Chemical Weed Control14. Herbicides and Plants15. Herbicides and Soil16. Properties and Uses of Herbicides17. Herbicide Formulation18. The Role and Future of Genetic Modification in Weed Science19. The Problem and Study of Herbicide Resistance20. Herbicides and the Environment21. Pesticide Legislation and Registration22. Weed Management Systems23. Weed Science - The FutureAppendix A: List of Crops by Common NameAppendix B: List of Weeds by Common Name Glossary Index

Book details
ISBN: 9780128111437
Page Count: 758
Retail Price : £67.99
  • Zimdahl, A History of Weed Science in the United States, 2010, 9780123814951, $165.00
  • Zimdahl, Agriculture’s Ethical Horizon 2e, 2012, 9780124160439, $53.95
  • Zimdahl, Six Chemicals That Changed Agriculture, 2015, 9780128005613, $59.95
Graduate students, faculty, and researchers in weed science; government officials