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Identification of Weeds and Their Control Measures

Surjit Singh (Author) U S Walia (Author)
Synopsis The book entitled "Identification of Weeds and Their Control Measures" contains three chapters regarding Identification, characteristics, management methods as well as medicinal values of weeds. The first chapter i.e. Identification of weeds contains coloured photographs of important weeds of crops, wasteland and aquatic situations. In this chapter detailed morphological characters of weeds, association with different crops, their dispersal mechanism and growing season etc. are given. Also, important morphological characters pertaining to different weed species i.e. plant height, leaf type, root system, type of stem, growing season, branching habits, flower type and colour, fruits/seeds, habitat, means of propagation etc. are given. Control measures of individual weeds by different weed control methods is also given in detail.

In second chapter, control of different weeds species i.e grass, broad leaf and sedges growing in different crops of Kharif and Rabi season with different selective herbicides along with their doses and time of application has been given. In addition to field crops, control of weeds in medicinal, spice and aromatic crops as well as fodder and vegetable crops has also been given.

In the third chapter, the medicinal value of important weeds/plant parts which can be used to cure different human as well as animal diseases has been discussed.
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About the author

Surjit Singh

Surjit Singh is Honorary Director, Institute of Rajasthan Studies, Jaipur and Professor of Economics, Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur. He has authored Modeling Indian Economy; Urban Informal Sector; Rural Credit; Issues for the Nineties and co-edited Sustainable Agriculture, Poverty and Food Security and Political Economy of WTO Regime.

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Bibliographic information

Title Identification of Weeds and Their Control Measures
Format Hardcover
Date published: 08.02.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8172336103
length x+118p., 167 Colour Plates.