Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Life Under the Sun$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Peter A. Ensminger

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780300088045

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300088045.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM YALE SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.yale.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Yale University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in YSO for personal use.date: 29 June 2022

A Novel Method of Weed Control

A Novel Method of Weed Control

(p.80) 7 A Novel Method of Weed Control
Life Under the Sun

Pete A. Ensminger

Yale University Press

Photosynthesis involves biological energy transduction, the transformation of light energy into chemical energy, and photosensory pigments, which play an important role in the process. Phytochrome, a photosensory pigment, regulates plant growth and development. This chapter explores research works on light-induced seed germination and the role of phytochrome to regulate plant growth and development, including seed germination. Pioneering work by Hendricks and colleagues looked at photo-reversible phytochrome responses. The use of herbicides to control weeds and the adverse affects of weeds on the environment and public health are discussed. With the persistent use of herbicides, over time weeds have developed resistance, a resurgence, and eventual replacement. The evolution of herbicide-resistant weeds and the harmful effects of herbicides lead to the development of an integrated weed-management program. Plowing presents a simple and effective method of weed control. The emergence of nighttime plowing to control weeds and its limitations are also presented.

Keywords:   integrated weed-management program, phytochrome, herbicides, weed control, light-induced seed germination, nighttime plowing, plowing, environment, public health

Yale Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.