5. Weeds on the Farm: Assessing the Role of Climate Change and CO2 on Agricultural Productivity

  1. Lewis H. Ziska Ph.D. Plant Physiologist1 and
  2. Jeffrey S. Dukes Ph.D. Associate Professor2,3

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470958674.ch5

Weed Biology and Climate Change

Weed Biology and Climate Change

How to Cite

Ziska, L. H. and Dukes, J. S. (2010) Weeds on the Farm: Assessing the Role of Climate Change and CO2 on Agricultural Productivity, in Weed Biology and Climate Change, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470958674.ch5

Author Information

  1. 1

    Crop Systems and Global Change Laboratory, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Building 1, 10300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, USA

  3. 3

    Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, 715 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 17 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813814179

Online ISBN: 9780470958674



  • weeds on the farm, role of climate change and CO2 - on agricultural productivity;
  • weeds, reducing crop productivity and food security;
  • weed damage in agriculture - principal focus of weed science research;
  • weed competition and crop losses - with climate change;
  • crop yield losses, from weed competition - function of elevated CO2 directly;
  • carbon dioxide, environmental interactions and competition;
  • examining nutrient and carbon dioxide weed - crop competition to date;
  • climate change and competition - spatial and temporal variation in precipitation, weed–crop and weed–weed competition per se;
  • aquaculture (or aquafarming), new practice - sporadic examples, ancient Chinese and Roman cultures;
  • pests and disease - Gimme Shelter, weeds in cropping systems - reservoirs for plant pathogens


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Crop Losses and Weeds: An Overview

  • Weed Competition and Crop Losses with Climate Change

  • Pests and Disease: Gimme Shelter

  • Summary

  • References