Weed Ecology and New Approaches for Management
Kocira, Anna (editor)
Staniak, Mariola (editor)
Satisfying consumer needs through the production of healthy and nutritious agricultural products is a substantial challenge facing modern agriculture. However, agricultural production should be carried out with care for plant health, biological safety of products, and environmental safety while minimizing the risks to human health. Therefore, the implementation of agricultural practices while respecting these principles is very important for improving the quantity and quality of crops. Additionally, ecosystems have been altered as a result of human activities and climate change, resulting in the reduction of biodiversity and creation of new niches where pests can thrive. This is of particular importance in 2020, as the United Nations General Assembly declared this year as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH), with “protecting plants, protecting life” as a leading subject.This Special Issue promotes the subject of plant health and emphasize the importance of preventing the spread of pests, including weeds, which cause substantial economic losses. Research articles cover topics related to the biology and harmfulness of weeds, particularly in connection with crop health, segetal weed communities and their biodiversity, and integrated methods of weed control. For this Special Issue, we welcome all types of articles, including original research, opinions, and reviews.
Keywordschamomile; organic system; bioproducts; seeding density; quantitative weed infestation indicators; weed species; fungal diseases; camelina; herbicides; genetic similarity; phytotoxicity; formulation; plant chlorophyll fluorescence; reduced tillage; no-till; ploughing; winter wheat; weeds; seed bank; invasive weed species; Glycine max (L.) Merr.; cropping system; tillage system; weed infestation; biological diversity; spelt wheat; cultivars; crop protection methods; seeding rate; yield; fungi; mycotoxins; dose-response; enzyme activity; herbicide resistance; shikimic acid; slender amaranth; early potato production; polypropylene agrotextile; polyethylene sheeting; mechanical weed control; chemical weed control; potato cultivars; legume cover crop; weed control; organic matter; nitrogen; soil physical and biological properties; soil erosion; exotic Tamarix; riparian zone; biodiversity; richness; diversity; evenness; biodiversity indicators; weed; organic farming; low-input conventional farming; Shannon’s index; Simpson’s index; potato; biodiversity of weeds; mechanical method; chemical method; monocotyledonous weeds; dicotyledonous weeds; lupin; yielding; cultivation intensification; production cost; segetal flora; weed quantity; weed mass; grain species; legume; Salix viminalis L. crops; energy crops; dynamic of flora; age of plantation; willow plantation; invasive species; medicinal species; melliferous species; n/a
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Publication date and placeBasel, Switzerland, 2021
Research & information: general
Biology, life sciences
Technology, engineering, agriculture