SpringerBriefs in Agriculture

Weed Science - A Plea for Thought - Revisited

Authors: Zimdahl, Robert L.

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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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“This intriguing short volume is a series of philosophical essays pleading for weed scientists to consider more carefully their research and its consequences for society, human health and the environment. … I recommend this to all who wish to consider how weed science could develop; but not only weed science. This is a salutary tale for all scientists – remember that there is a wider world out there!” (Ken Davies, Experimental Agriculture, Vol. 49 (1), 2013)

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eBook $34.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Weed Science - A Plea for Thought - Revisited
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Agriculture
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Robert L. Zimdahl
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2088-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2088-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-2087-9
Series ISSN
2211-808X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 73
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
Topics