Submitted to: Weed Science Society of Japan
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/3/1998
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: Natural products from microbes and plants offer a broad array of molecules with great diversity in their structures and biological activity. In some cases, biological activity as a phytotoxin can be utilized in weed management, either directly as a natural product-based herbicide or indirectly as an allelochemical produced by a crop or cover crop. There is considerable literature on both strategies, yet the allelochemical approach is still largely unadopted because of the tremendous success of herbicides. One natural product-based herbicide is now being marketed and another group of such herbicides will soon be available. This presentation will focus on our efforts to discover and develop methods of utilizing natural products in weed management.