This chapter reviews the impact of weeds on maize grown under temperate conditions, with a particular focus on the situation in the United States and Europe. It discusses current weed management systems and the herbicide resistance issues that have developed through the continuous use of herbicides. Integrated weed management techniques are recommended for achieving more sustainable maize production.
Table of contents
2 Maize cropping systems and weed fl ora in the United States and Europe
3 Weed management in maize cropping systems in the United States and Europe
4 Decision-support tools and bottlenecks hindering IWM implementation
5 Case study: IWM tools as evaluated in three European maize production regions
6 Summary and future trends
7 Where to look for further information