TY - CHAP A1 - Wendy-Ann P. Isaac A2 - Richard A.I. Brathwaite A3 - Wayne G. Ganpat ED1 - Ruben Alvarez-Fernandez Y1 - 2012-01-20 PY - 2012 T1 - Weed Management Challenges in Fairtrade Banana Farm Systems in the Windward Islands of the Caribbean N2 - Weeds severely affect crop quality and yield. Therefore, successful farming relies on their control by coordinated management approaches. Among these, chemical herbicides are of key importance. Their development and commercialization began in the 1940's and they allowed for a qualitative increase in crop yield and quality when it was most needed. This book blends review chapters with scientific studies, creating an overview of some the current trends in the field of herbicides. Included are environmental studies on their toxicity and impact on natural populations, methods to reduce herbicide inputs and therefore overall non-target toxicity, and the use of bioherbicides as natural alternatives. BT - Herbicides SP - Ch. 12 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/31893 DO - 10.5772/31893 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-10-01 ER -