Biology and Management of Noxious Rangeland Weeds by Roger L. Sheley

By Roger L. Sheley

This valuable reference for land managers and scholars of typical source administration offers functional, science-based info wanted for sustainable weed administration and land recovery.

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H. Unsworth. 1990. Principles of environmental biophysics. 2nd ed. Edward Arnold, London, England. , and W. Majak. 1983. Allelopathic potential of diffuse knapweed (Centaurea diffusa) extracts. Can. J. Plant Sci. 63:989-96. S. 1994. Root-soil response to water pulses in dry environments. M. W. ), Exploitation of environmental heterogeneity by plants. Academic Press, New York, NY, 285-304. G. Kelsey. 1997. Effect of Centaurea maculosa on sheep rumen microbial activity and mass. J. Chem. Ecol. 23:1131-44.

Each chapter discusses the identification, origin, and potential invasion of the weed. The ecological and economic effects of each weed are also discussed. Understanding the biology and ecology of each weed provides insights into how to manage the infestation effectively within a dynamic plant community. The chapters conclude with a full discussion of practical management options. The goal is to provide enough information to allow for effective decision-making and weed management planning for the long-term.

G. G. G. Shaw. 1980. The biology of Canadian weeds. 39. Euphorbia esula L. Can. J. Plant Sci. 60:651-63. R. Shafer. 1988. Microbial populations and phenolic acids in soil. Soil Biol. Biochem. 20:793-800. J. Reader. 1996. Mechanisms underlying the suppression of forb seedling emergence by grass (Poa pratensis) litter. Funct. Ecol. 9:635-39. F. 1984. Potential spread and cost of spotted knapweed on range uses. Bull. K. A. Nielsen. 1986. Predicting weed migration from soil and climate maps. Weed Sci.

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