Modelling crop-weed interactions
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CTA. 1994. Modelling crop-weed interactions. Spore 49. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Modelling crop-weed interactions edited by M J Kropff and H H van Laar 1993 304pp ISBN 0 85198 745 1 Hbk price UKL35.00 CAB international Wallingford Oxon OX10 ODE, UK
Competition between plants for the capture of the essential resources for plant growth (light, water and nutrients) determines the performance of both natural and agricultural ecosystems. The topic has been studied extensively by ecologists and physiologists, leading to the development of several approaches to describe the outcome of the competition. This book reviews these modelling approaches and their potential for predicting yield loss as a result of crop-weed competition. The authors provide a detailed description of the model INTERCOM and methods to define parameters and to evaluate the model using experimenting data. Examples are given of how the model can be used to understand the effects of weeds on crops in field situations. The book presents a number of new developments and is aimed at theoretical plant ecologists as well as agronomists and weed scientists interested in ecophysiological approaches. Modelling crop-weed interactions edited by M J Kropff and H H van Laar 1993 304pp ISBN 0 85198 745 1 Hbk price UKL35.00 CAB international Wallingford Oxon OX10 ODE, UK