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Gardening & Landscaping in the Low Desert


References for Weed Management
in the Low Desert

Ahrens, W.A. (Ed.) (1994) Herbicide Handbook, Seventh Edition. Weed Science Society of America

    • This edition contains chemistry, toxicology and use information on 140 herbicides and chemicals used as spray mixtures. Information on all active ingredients has been revised and expanded with greater standardization of all compounds. The 7th edition contains 352 pages in a 8-1/2 by 11-inch format. Features of the 7th edition include: soil exchange information; toxicology information, a listing of commercial products including trade names, formulations and product information; chemical structures and formulations; chemistry of common adjuvants; information on herbicide behavior in soils. The handbook has been well indexed by common and trade names, and has a glossary of pesticide terms as well as a guide to the pronunciation of names. ISBN 0-911733-18-3 (Available from WSSA, 1508 W. University Ave, Champaign IL 61821-3133, (217)352-4212
    Baker, P. B. (1992) Arizona Agricultural Pesticide Applicator Training Manual. Tucson: University of Arizona, Cooperative Extension. (Publication #890025) 125 p.
    • A review of the basic information on pests, pesticides, and safety. (Available from The University of Arizona, Cooperative Extension, Publications Distribution Center (520) 621-1739)
    Merrigan, S. & Baker, P. B. (1993) Arizona Pesticide Applicator Training Manual: Category 3 - Turf and Ornamentals. Tucson: University of Arizona, Cooperative Extension. (Publication #893008) 296 p.
    • An illustrated guide to the types and uses of pesticides, safety, application and application equipment, pests, and laws and regulations. (Available from The University of Arizona, Cooperative Extension, Publications Distribution Center (520) 621-1739)
    Parker, K. F. (1972). An Illustrated Guide to Arizona Weeds. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press.
    • An illustrated weed identification guide with effective descriptions, poisonous properties and distribution. ISBN 0-8165-0288-9.
    Parker, R., Lee, R., Nelson, B., Cudney, D., Burrill, L., Whitson, T. & Dewey, S. (1992). Weeds of the West. Newark, CA: The Western Society of Weed Science.
    • Excellent photographs of weed plants, leaves, flowers, seedlings and seeds. Contains description of plant, distribution, botanical and common names. Organized by botanical family. (Available from The Western Society of Weed Science, P. O. Box 963, Newark, CA 94560.) ISBN 0-941570-13-4.


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    Author: Lucy K. Bradley, Extension Agent Urban Horticulture, Maricopa County
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