Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/13/2001
Publication Date: 1/15/2003
Citation: Duke, S.O., Scheffler, B.E., Boyette, D.C., Lydon, J., Oliva, A. 2003. Biotechnology for control of weeds. In: Plimer, J., Gammon, D.W., Ragsdale, N.N., editors. Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals, Vol. 2. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons. P. 733-744. Interpretive Summary: This is a book chapter in: Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals.
Technical Abstract: Biotechnology has provided opportunities to add new dimensions to agriculture. Transgene technology has been used to generate herbicide- resistant crops, which have had profound effects on the herbicide market. This same technology has the potential to make crops better competitors with weeds through improving competitive traits or making the crop more allelopathic. Biocontrol has not been widely applied in agronomic and horticultural crops because of a number of failings when compared to herbicides. However, biotechnological advances may change the equation, favoring biocontrol in some situations. This chapter will deal with these biotechnology-based mathods of weed management.