Ecologically based weed management strategies

Chauhan, Bhagirath S. and Gill, Gurjeet S. (2014). Ecologically based weed management strategies. In Bhagirath S. Chuahan and Gulshan Mahajan (Ed.), Recent Advances in Weed Management (pp. 1-11) New York, NY, USA: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-1019-9

Author Chauhan, Bhagirath S.
Gill, Gurjeet S.
Title of chapter Ecologically based weed management strategies
Title of book Recent Advances in Weed Management
Place of Publication New York, NY, USA
Publisher Springer
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Chapter in textbook
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4939-1019-9
Open Access Status
ISBN 9781493910182
Editor Bhagirath S. Chuahan
Gulshan Mahajan
Chapter number 1
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Total chapters 17
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Weeds are the most important biological constraints in crop production systems. Herbicides are used to manage weeds; however, a heavy reliance on herbicides is not sustainable in the long run. Therefore, there is a need to develop ecologically based weed management strategies in different crop production systems, which aim to reduce the weed seed bank before crop sowing and reduce weed emergence and weed growth in crops. Some of the strategies to reduce the seed bank before crop sowing are the use of the stale seedbed technique and the adoption of practices that enhance seed predation and seed decay. Strategies to reduce weed emergence and weed growth in crops may include the use of appropriate tillage systems; retention of crop residue on the soil surface; the use of crop cultivars with weed competitiveness, allelopathy, and tolerance of germination under anaerobic conditions; the use of a high crop density; and the use of narrow row spacing. This chapter aims to provide a perspective on what can be done to improve ecologically based weed management strategies.
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