© 2002

Herbicide Classes in Development

Mode of Action, Targets, Genetic Engineering, Chemistry

  • Peter Böger
  • Ko Wakabayashi
  • Kenji Hirai

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. Tsutomu Shimizu, Ishizue Nakayama, Kozo Nagayama, Takeshige Miyazawa, Yukio Nezu
    Pages 1-41
  3. Donald R. Geiger, Mark A. Fuchs
    Pages 59-85
  4. Guenter Donn, Helmut Köcher
    Pages 87-101
  5. Malcolm D. Devine
    Pages 103-113
  6. Peter Böger, Bernd Matthes
    Pages 115-137
  7. Kevin C. Vaughn
    Pages 139-150
  8. Mamoru Horikoshi
    Pages 163-177
  9. Kenji Hirai, Atsushi Uchida, Ryuta Ohno
    Pages 179-289
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 359-364

About this book


Chemical pest control is in use in practically every country in the world since agrochemicals play a decisive role in ensuring food supply and protection against damage by pests, insects and pathogenic fungi. Particularly in the half­ century since World War II, food production has risen dramatically in most parts of the world. In the last 20 years, the yield of major crops has roughly doubled in Western agriculture and there is still the potential for further achievements, particularly in the developing countries. The world's cereal and rice production, now more than 2 billion tons/year, has to increase by 2. 4% annually to cope with the rising food demand caused mainly by the growing population and improvement of living standards in most of the developing countries. Such a demand for food has to be achieved by higher yields from the restricted arable land already in use. Global farm­ land resources are about 1. 4 billion ha, of which 1. 2 billion ha is cultivated with major crops. Experts agree that a future substantial addition of new produc­ tive areas is unlikely. Those with a high yield potential are already in use; new fields with a lower output may possibly be obtained by cultivation of arid or cold areas. More recently, new areas of large-scale farmland have been devel­ oped in tropical regions of Latin America, primarily in Argentina and Brazil, at the cost of the destruction of tropical rain forest.


Enzym-Inhibitoren Enzyme Herbizid Penetration Resistenzen Unkräuter herbicide inhibitor pesticides resistance target inhibition weed resistance

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Böger
    • 1
  • Ko Wakabayashi
    • 2
  • Kenji Hirai
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Plant Physiology and BiochemistryUniversity of KonstanzKonstanzGermany
  2. 2.Department of Physiology and BiochemistryTamagawa UniversityMachida-shi, TokyoJapan
  3. 3.Sagami Chemical Research CenterAyase KanagawaJapan

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