Special Issue "New Weed Management Paradigm in Farming Systems"

A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395). This special issue belongs to the section "Weed Science and Weed Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2022) | Viewed by 296

Special Issue Editors

Department of Agrobiotechnology, Agricultural-Technological Institute, RUDN University, Moscow 117198, Russia
Interests: weed science; low input farming; nano-agriculture
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Dr. Maryam Bayat
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Guest Editor
Department of Agrobiotechnology, Agricultural-Technological Institute, RUDN University, Moscow 117198, Russia
Interests: nanobiotechnology; biochemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Weed science, as an integral part of farming systems, needs to evolve by moving away from its mono-disciplinary perspective, which aims to target weeds, sometimes a single species, through overreliance on a few single herbicide mechanisms of action. The use of herbicides remains a simple and cost-effective method to manage weeds; however, herbicides are rapidly losing their efficacy, due to the evolution of resistance.

In addition, weed science still requires a strong theoretical foundation, rooted in evolutionary and ecological disciplines; therefore, there is great need for a novel weed management paradigm for modern agriculture, based on ecological principles and nonconventional weed management approaches.

In this Special Issue, we aim to exchange knowledge on any aspect related to novel weed management tools in various cropping systems, and to review the knowledge currently available and identify key open research questions that are critical for the transition of sustainable farming systems.

Dr. Meisam Zargar
Dr. Maryam Bayat
Guest Editors

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  • new management strategies
  • ecological prospective
  • cost effective methods

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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