Weed Science - A Plea for Thought - Revisited

  • Robert L. Zimdahl

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Agriculture book series (BRIEFSAGRO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 71-73

About this book


Weed scientists are confident of increasing production through agricultural technology, including herbicides, but do not must ask if the moral obligation to feed people is sufficient justification for the benefits and harms achieved. A continuing, rigorous examination of the science’s goals that leads to appropriate change is advocated. Weed scientists have a research consensus - a paradigm - Weeds must be controlled. Herbicides are the best control technology. Agriculture's practitoners should discuss the necessity and risks of their technology. Discussion must include scientific evidence and value-laden arguments.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Robert L. Zimdahl
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  1. 1.Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest ManageColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA

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