A History of Weed Science in the United States

It is important that scientists think about and know their history - where they came from, what they have accomplished, and how these may affect the future. Weed scientists, similar to scientists in many technological disciplines, have not sought historical reflection. The technological world asks for results and for progress. Achievement is important not, in general, the road that leads to achievement. What was new yesterday is routine today, and what is described as revolutionary today may be considered antiquated tomorrow. Weed science has been strongly influenced by technology developed by supporting industries, subsequently employed in research and, ultimately, used by farmers and crop growers. The science has focused on results and progress. Scientists have been--and the majority remain--problem solvers whose solutions have evolved as rapidly as have the new weed problems needing solutions. In a more formal sense, weed scientists have been adherents of the instrumental ideology of modern science. That is an analysis of their work, and their orientation reveals the strong emphasis on practical, useful knowledge; on know how. The opposite, and frequently complementary orientation, that has been missing from weed science is an emphasis on contemplative knowledge; that is, knowing why. This book expands on and analyzes how these orientations have affected weed science’s development. The first analytical history of weed science to be written Compares the development of weed science, entomology and plant pathology Identifies the primary founders of weed science and describes their role

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  • Author : Robert L Zimdahl
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 224 pages
  • ISBN : 0123815029
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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A History of Weed Science in the United States

A History of Weed Science in the United States
  • Author : Robert L Zimdahl
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 04 February 2010
GET THIS BOOKA History of Weed Science in the United States

It is important that scientists think about and know their history - where they came from, what they have accomplished, and how these may affect the future. Weed scientists, similar to scientists in many technological disciplines, have not sought historical reflection. The technological world asks for results and for progress. Achievement is important not, in general, the road that leads to achievement. What was new yesterday is routine today, and what is described as revolutionary today may be considered antiquated

The War on Weeds in the Prairie West

The War on Weeds in the Prairie West
  • Author : Clinton Lorne Evans
  • Publisher : University of Calgary Press
  • Release : 07 December 2021
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This book Spans four centuries of weed history from sixteenth-century England to mid-twentieth century Canada. Features: Evans looks at topics such as weed biology/ecology, environmental history, herbicide development, noxious weed legislation, and the emergence of weed science as a distinct field of scientific inquiry; Provides an in-depth chronicle of the war on weeds that raged in Western Canada between 1800 and 1950 and the evolution of the relationship between humans and weeds; Provides an environmental history of weeds that covers the

Fundamentals of Weed Science

Fundamentals of Weed Science
  • Author : Robert L. Zimdahl
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 07 December 1999
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Fundamentals of Weed Science, 2nd Edition, includes new developments in weed science as well as relevant aspects of the discipline's historical development. The focus is on weed biology and ecology, but coverage of herbicides and chemical weed control is also included. This is a book on the principles of weed science and not a weed control handbook.

Fundamentals of Weed Science

Fundamentals of Weed Science
  • Author : Robert L Zimdahl
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 09 August 2013
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This book addresses herbicides and their use as an important aspect of modern weed management and strives to place them in an ecological framework. Many weed scientists believe agriculture is a continuing struggle with weeds--without good weed control, good and profitable agriculture is impossible. Each agricultural discipline sees itself as central to agriculture's success and continued progress, and weed science is no exception. While not denying the importance of weed management to successful agriculture, this book places it in a

In the Weeds

In the Weeds
  • Author : Clayton J. Mosher,Scott Atkins
  • Publisher : Temple University Press
  • Release : 20 February 2019
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More and more states are legalizing marijuana in some form. Moreover, a majority of the U.S. population is in favor of the drug for recreational use. In the Weeds looks at how our society has become more permissive in the past 150 years—even though marijuana is still considered a Schedule I drug by the American government. Sociologists Clayton Mosher and Scott Akins take a deep dive into marijuana policy reform, looking at the incremental developments and the historical, legal,

Craft Weed

Craft Weed
  • Author : Ryan Stoa
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 13 November 2018
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How the future of post-legalization marijuana farming can be sustainable, local, and artisanal. What will the marijuana industry look like as legalization spreads? Will corporations sweep in and create Big Marijuana, flooding the market with mass-produced weed? Or will marijuana agriculture stay true to its roots in family farming, and reflect a sustainable, local, and artisanal ethic? In Craft Weed, Ryan Stoa argues that the future of the marijuana industry should be powered by small farms—that its model should

Weed Science

Weed Science
  • Author : Thomas J. Monaco,Stephen C. Weller,Floyd M. Ashton
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 23 May 2002
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The updated edition of the classic, fundamental book on weedscience Weed Science provides a detailed examination ofthe principles of integrated weed management with important detailson how chemical herbicides work and should be used. This revisedFourth Edition addresses recent developments affecting weedscience. These include the increased use of conservation-tillagesystems, environmental concerns about the runoff of agrochemicals,soil conservation, crop biotechnology, resistance of weeds andcrops to herbicides, weed control in nonagricultural settings andconcerns regarding invasive plants, wetland restoration, and theneed for a

Weed Control

Weed Control
  • Author : Nicholas E. Korres,Nilda R. Burgos,Stephen O. Duke
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 19 December 2018
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In light of public concerns about sustainable food production, the necessity for human and environmental protection, along with the evolution of herbicide resistant weeds, call for a review of current weed control strategies. Sustainable weed control requires an integrated approach based on knowledge of each crop and the weeds that threaten it. This book will be an invaluable source of information for scholars, growers, consultants, researchers and other stakeholders dealing with either arable, row, cash, vegetables, orchards or even grassland-based

Biology and Management of Problematic Crop Weed Species

Biology and Management of Problematic Crop Weed Species
  • Author : Bhagirath S. Chauhan
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 04 September 2021
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Weeds are the main biological constraint to crop production throughout the year. Uncontrolled weeds could cause 100% yield loss. In Australia, the overall cost of weeds to Australian grain growers was estimated at AU$ 3.3 billion annually. In terms of yield losses, weeds amounted to 2.7 million tonnes of grains at a national level. In the USA, weeds cost US$ 33 billion in lost crop production annually. In India, these costs were estimated to be much higher (US$ 11 billion). These studies from different economies

The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids

The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids
  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Committee on the Health Effects of Marijuana: An Evidence Review and Research Agenda
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 31 March 2017
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Significant changes have taken place in the policy landscape surrounding cannabis legalization, production, and use. During the past 20 years, 25 states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis and/or cannabidiol (a component of cannabis) for medical conditions or retail sales at the state level and 4 states have legalized both the medical and recreational use of cannabis. These landmark changes in policy have impacted cannabis use patterns and perceived levels of risk. However, despite this changing landscape, evidence regarding the

Grass Roots

Grass Roots
  • Author : Emily Dufton
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 05 December 2017
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How earnest hippies, frightened parents, suffering patients, and other ordinary Americans went to war over marijuana In the last five years, eight states have legalized recreational marijuana. To many, continued progress seems certain. But pot was on a similar trajectory forty years ago, only to encounter a fierce backlash. In Grass Roots, historian Emily Dufton tells the remarkable story of marijuana's crooked path from acceptance to demonization and back again, and of the thousands of grassroots activists who made changing

Cannabis

Cannabis
  • Author : Brian "Box" Brown
  • Publisher : First Second
  • Release : 02 April 2019
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From the nineteenth century to the twenty-first, cannabis legislation in America and racism have been inextricably linked. In this searing nonfiction graphic novel, Box Brown sets his sights on this timely topic. Mexico, 1519 CE. During the Spanish conquests Cortés introduced hemp farming as part of his violent colonial campaign. In secret, locals began cultivating the plant for consumption. It eventually made its way to the United States through the immigrant labor force where it was shared with black laborers.

History of Science in United States

History of Science in United States
  • Author : Marc Rothenberg
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 12 October 2012
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This Encyclopedia examines all aspects of the history of science in the United States, with a special emphasis placed on the historiography of science in America. It can be used by students, general readers, scientists, or anyone interested in the facts relating to the development of science in the United States. Special emphasis is placed in the history of medicine and technology and on the relationship between science and technology and science and medicine.

Expanding the Context of Weed Management

Expanding the Context of Weed Management
  • Author : Douglas Buhler
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 26 July 2020
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Presents innovative approaches to weeds and weed management. Expanding the Context of Weed Management is your key to the latest economically and environmentally friendly methods of managing weeds. You will explore the biological, cultural, mechanical, and preventive tools and techniques that are necessary to successfully manage weeds. Expanding the Context of Weed Management teaches you how to optimize your crop production and profit by integrating preventive techniques, scientific knowledge, and management skills into your current farming routine. This practical volume