TY - CHAP A1 - Andrew J. Price A2 - Jessica Kelton A3 - Jorge Mosjidis ED1 - Andrew J. Price Y1 - 2012-02-29 PY - 2012 T1 - Utilization of Sunn Hemp for Cover Crops and Weed Control in Temperate Climates 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. 5 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/36601 DO - 10.5772/36601 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2018-09-26 ER -