9. Weed Management: The Rest of the Story

  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.ch9

Weed Biology and Climate Change

Weed Biology and Climate Change

How to Cite

Ziska, L. H. and Dukes, J. S. (2010) Weed Management: The Rest of the Story, in Weed Biology and Climate Change, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470958674.ch9

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



  • weed management - the rest of the story;
  • herbicides, from land manager's perspective - and desired traits;
  • weed management strategies;
  • preventive management - stopping a given weed species getting into an area;
  • USDA's Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) - maintaining PLANTS database;
  • Melaleuca quinquenervia, considered a noxious weed - by eight states and the federal government;
  • spatial and temporal changes in weed populations - early detection and rapid response (EDRR);
  • EDRR concept, practice of USDA's Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS);
  • biological control, planned introduction of natural enemies - to lower population level or competitive ability of weed species;
  • classical biocontrol, permanent solutions - single weed species, major threat with biological control agent available


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Prevention

  • Detection

  • Physical Control

  • Cultural Control (Farm Management)

  • Biological Control

  • Integrated Weed Control

  • Summary

  • References