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Research Project: Biology and Management of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds

Location: Crop Production Systems Research

Title: Sustainable weed control in cotton

item Reddy, Krishna
item Molin, William

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/9/2017
Publication Date: 1/1/2019
Citation: Reddy, K.N., Molin, W.T. 2019. Sustainable weed control in cotton. In: Korres, N.E., Burgos, N.R., and Duke, S.O., editors. Weed Control Sustainability, Hazards and Risks in Cropping Systems Worldwide. Boca Raton, Florida, CRC Press: Taylor and Francis Group. p. 306-324.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Cotton is a major cash crop grown throughout the world for fiber and oil. Cotton is sensitive to competition from weeds, adverse environmental conditions, and insect and disease pressures. Weeds reduce cotton yield and fiber quality, impede production practices, lower machinery efficiency, and increase production costs. Weeds also serve as hosts and habitats for pests and as such pose a major threat to maximizing cotton production. Considering that weeds can exploit a variety of soils, climatic conditions, and cultural practices, effective control of weeds requires the use of site-specific weed management strategies. This chapter provides a summary of weed management tactics used in cotton production, expands on the impact of modern herbicide-resistant (HR) cropping systems and herbicide-resistant (HR) weeds, and discusses upcoming technologies.