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Review 'The intent of the book is clearly stated...and the authors fulfilled this intent... this is an excellent book that was long overdue. The authors have examined cultural and ecological methods for weed management comprehensively and at a depth seldom attempted. The book is thoroughly referenced and should be of value to researchers and graduate students in weed management and ecology. It may also be appropriate as a text for advanced courses in weed management and as a supplemental reference for undergraduate courses in weed science.' Douglas D. Buhler, Crop Science'This book weaves a rich and coherent concept of ecological weed management from strands that have been spun out over the last two decades.... I would judge that [Liebman, Mohler and Staver] have been most successful, and have made a unique and very valuable contribution to the literature of weed science.... Without exception, the book's chapters are thorough, readable accounts, and provide very useful reference material for ecologists, agronomists and extension workers. Commendably, the book balances coverage among industrialized farming in developed countries and various forms of farming in developing countries.' Ecoscience'The literature review alone is easily worth the price of the book...this is an excellent book for an advanced course in weed ecology and management...A major strenth of this book is that it draws on the basic ecology and plant biology as well as applied literature...In addition to valuable synthesis the book provides, the authors also make a point of highlighting key areas in need of further research...I appluad the efforts of Liebman, Mohler, and Staver and recommend this book to scientist elucidating principles and processes in a more integrated and biologically based agriculture.' Ecology'The well researched contents with extensive references could easily provide a good grounding in the subject matter....[The authors did] a well timed and well done text.' The Canadian Field-Naturalist'I laud the authors for their balanced-not shrill-call for a philosophical shift in how we view and sustainably manage pests in agroecosystems.' Robert N. Wiedenmann, Entomological Society of America Read more Book Description Concerns over environmental and human health impacts of conventional weed management practices and herbicide resistance in weeds have led agricultural producers and scientists to seek strategies that take greater advantage of ecological processes, thereby allowing a reduction in herbicide use. This book provides principles and practices for ecologically based weed management in a wide range of temperate and tropical farming systems. Special attention is given to the evolutionary challenges that weeds pose and the roles that farmers can play in the development of new weed management strategies. Read more