Course Code : ABF 411

Course Title : Weed Science

Weekly lecture and application hours of the course: 3-0

Course Description:Introduction to weed science. Definitions and basic concepts. Competition between crops and weeds. Weeds and theirimpact on crops. Critical weed thresholds for economic damage to crops. Morphology, taxonomy, identification, physiology and bio-ecology ofthe most important weeds affecting major crops in Cyprus. Weed management with mechanical and chemical methods, biological control,genetic engineering (plant resistant to herbicides) and integrated weed management (IWM). The course includes lectures and lab practical’s.

Textbooks and supplementary books:

  1. Fundamentals of Weed Science by Robert L. Zimdahl ISBN-10: 0127810609 ISBN-13: 978-0127810607

  2. Non-chemical Weed Management: Principles, Concepts and Technology by Mahesh K. Upadhyaya, Robert E. Blackshaw ISBN 1845932900, 9781845932909

Course Evaluation:

  • Class Participation 10%,

  • Mid-term Examination 30%,

  • Assignments 10%,

  • Final Examination 50%,

  • Attendance 95%compulsory