Holst, N.; Rasmussen, I.A. and Bastiaans, L. (2007) Field weed population dynamics: a review of model approaches and applications. Weed Research, 47 (1), pp. 1-14.
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Mathematical modelling is a commonly used tool for studying the long-term dynamics of weed populations in agriculture. This was reflected in our review by the large number of scientific papers (134 original publications) and the continuing need to gain an overview over this fast developing field (20 previous review papers were found). In this article, we provide a more comprehensive review than earlier seen, striving to include all relevant publications. Thus, we cover models of the population dynamics of 60 weed species in 40 crops. An online, accompanying database provices an indexed bibliography. Despite the large variation in crops, weeds and geography, the models were surprisingly similar in their approach: structured around the weed life cycle, excluding environmental factors and giving little attention to validation or even documentation of model construction. In addition, their application was similar, limited mostly to strategic decision making. We hope that the overview provided by this review will inspire weed modellers and that it will serve as a basis for discussion and as a frame of reference when we proceed to advance the modelling of weed populations to a new level, developing new approaches and tackling new application domains.
|EPrint Type:||Journal paper|
|Keywords:||simulation, weed biology, density dependence, spatial, competition, herbicide resistance, management, economy, weed control, sensitivity, stochastic, validation, documentation|
|Subjects:||Crop husbandry > Weed management|
|Research affiliation:|| Denmark > DARCOF III (2005-2010) > CROPSYS - The effect of cropping systems on production and the environment|
Denmark > DARCOF III (2005-2010) > WEEDS - Control of weeds in organic cropping
Denmark > Other organizations
|Related Links:||http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/suppl/10.1111/j.1365-3180.2007.00534.x, http://www.ewrs.org/|
|Deposited By:||Rasmussen, Researcher Ilse A.|
|Deposited On:||01 Oct 2007|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:35|
|Refereed:||Peer-reviewed and accepted|
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