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Biology and Management of Noxious Rangeland Weeds

Roger L. Sheley and Janet K. Petroff

7 × 10 inches. 29 full-color photographs. Illus. Maps. Biblio. Index. 464 pages.

1999. ISBN 978-0-87071-461-0. Paperback, $39.95.

The spread of noxious weeds throughout North America is reaching epidemic proportions. The rapid encroachment of these non-indigenous weeds threatens the health, biological diversity, and use of many natural areas, including western rangelands.

In this book, leading weed experts review weed management in light of current knowledge of rangeland ecology and management. Topics addressed include the impacts of weeds, mapping and surveying techniques, economic considerations, prevention, early detection and eradication of weeds, revegetation of disturbed land, and integrated weed management.

In addition to the theory and principles of weed management, this book provides information about twenty-nine of the most serious weeds in the West, including weed identification, origin, history and distribution, invasion potentials, biology and ecology, and specific management options. Full-color photographs and distribution maps help illustrate the plants and the invasive threat they pose.

An invaluable resource for land managers, resource specialists, and students of natural resource management, Biology and Management of Noxious Rangeland Weeds provides practical, science-based information needed for sustainable weed management and land restoration.

Geographic range

United States: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming.

Canada: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan

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