Weeds of the Midwestern United States and Central Canada

Edited by Charles T. Bryson and Michael S. DeFelice

Photographs by Arlyn Evans

Title Details

Pages: 440

Trim size: 7.500in x 10.000in

Formats

Paperback

Pub Date: 07/01/2010

ISBN: 9-780-8203-3506-3

List Price: $44.95

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Published with the generous support of Wormsloe Foundation Nature Books

Weeds of the Midwestern United States and Central Canada

Edited by Charles T. Bryson and Michael S. DeFelice

Photographs by Arlyn Evans

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Weeds threaten the safe, efficient, and sustainable production of food, feed, fiber, and biofuel throughout the world. Featuring more than fourteen hundred full-color photographs, this handy guide provides essential information on more than 350 of the most troublesome weedy and invasive plants found in the midwestern United States and central Canada.

Drawing on the expertise of more than forty weed scientists and botanists, the guide identifies each plant at various stages of its life and offers useful details about its origin, habitat, morphology, biology, distribution, and toxic properties. The book also includes illustrations of the most common characteristics of plants and terms used to describe them, a key to plant families included in the book, a glossary of frequently used terms, a bibliography, and indexes of scientific and common plant names.

This is an essential guide for agronomists, crop and soil scientists, horticulturists, botanists, Cooperative Extension Service agents, farmers, gardeners, students in agriculture and biology, lawn care professionals, green industry professionals, nursery owners, government quarantine workers, and land preservationists.

Each species account includes:

Up to four full-color photographs showing seed, seedling, plant, flower, and other unique plant features Distribution map For grasses, a line drawing of the collar, where the leaf joins the stem, an important identifying characteristic Scientific names, common names, and local synonyms of common names Vegetative characteristics for seedlings and leaves Special identifying characteristics Reproductive characteristics Toxic properties

States and provinces covered:

Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas (northeastern) Kentucky (northern) Manitoba (southern half) Michigan Minnesota Missouri (upper half) Nebraska (eastern) North Dakota Ohio Ontario (southern half) Quebec (southwestern corner) Saskatchewan (southeastern) South Dakota (eastern half) Wisconsin

Overall, Weeds of the Midwestern United States & Central Canada is an excellent publication. It will be a valuable guide for plant identification to producers, homeowners, and weed professionals.

Prairie Naturalist

Shawn Askew

Roger Becker

Mitchell Blair

John Boyd

David Bridges

Charles T. Bryson

John Cardina

James Chandler

Terry Clason

Michael S. DeFelice

C. Elmore

Arlyn Evans

Robert Hayes

David Hall

Loyd Wax

Scott Fitterer

Jennifer Goodlett

Jonathan Green

Neil Hackett

Don Murray

Patricia Haragan

Steven Harrison

David Johnson

J. Keeling

Mary Ketchersid

Victor Maddox

C. Monks

Timothy Murphy

L. Oliver

John A. Pawlak

E.J. Retzinger

Brett Serviss

Walter Skroch

B. Smith

Lynn. Sosnoskie

J. Stritzke

William Vencill

Theodore Webster

Alan F. Wiese

P. W. Jordan

C. H. Koger

R. G. Lym

About the Author/Editor

Charles T. Bryson (Editor)
CHARLES T. BRYSON is a research botanist for the United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service at the Southern Weed Science Research Unit in Stoneville, Mississippi.

Michael S. DeFelice (Editor)
MICHAEL S. DeFELICE is a senior manager at Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.