Course: Weed Management - Innovative approaches

Garyfalia Economou
Ilias S. Travlos

Weed Biology, Ethology (life history, reproductive strategies) and Ecology (population dynamics, effects of abiotic and biotic factors on the weed populations). Weeds – Crop Interactions. Allelopathy /Competition.  Thresholds of Competition, weed density based model, mechanistic competition model)

Sustainable  strategies for weed control (prevention, eradication and control). Advanced applications for weed management (Application of Geographical Information System (GIS) on weed surveys. Physical, Cultural and Biological Control. Precision Application of Herbicides

Herbicide-Resistant Weeds, Management Strategies for Herbicide-Resistant Weeds

Integrated weed management in non agricultural habitat (urban environment, archaeological sites, turf grasses), Aquatic Weed Control, Meadow  and Pastures Weed Control.

Parasitic Plants. Parasite biochemistry and physiology. Ecology and population biology of parasitic species. Host parasite communication (germination stimulation, haustorial induction, etc.) . Parasitic weed management

Cover crops and mulching: species, principles, requirements, benefits and risks

Invasive Alien Plants (IAP). Plant invasion strategies. Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) system for Invasive Plants. Management IAP (Policies & Strategies - Regulation and Phytosanitation rules)