TY - CHAP A1 - Timothy Coolong ED1 - Andrew J. Price Y1 - 2012-02-29 PY - 2012 T1 - Mulches for Weed Management Mulches for Weed Management N2 - Crop loss due to weeds has challenged agricultural managers since man began to develop the first farming systems. In the past century, however, much progress has been made to reduce weed interference in crop settings through effective yet mostly non-sustainable weed control strategies. With the commercial introduction of herbicides during the mid-1900's, advancements in chemical weed control tactics have provided efficient suppression of a broad range of weed species for most agricultural practices. Currently, with the necessity to design effective sustainable weed management systems, research has been pushing new frontiers on investigating integrated weed management options including chemical, mechanical as well as cultural practices. Author contributions to Weed Science present significant topics of research that examine a number of options that can be utilized to develop successful and sustainable weed management systems for many areas of crop production BT - Weed Control SP - Ch. 3 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/35199 DO - 10.5772/35199 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-06-20 ER -