953328 Principles and methods in weed control

Lecture and field trip
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Follak, Swen , Winter, Silvia
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


- Biology and ecology of weeds
- Interaction between weeds and crops
- Preventive and cultural methods for weed control
- Chemical and non-chemical control options for weed control
- Integrated weed control in selected crops

Previous knowledge expected

Basic knowledge on botany and plant pathology

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Graduates of the course:
- have solid knowledge of the generative and vegetative reproduction and the population dynamics of weeds as well as the interaction between weeds and crops,
- know factors responsible for changes in the weed flora,
- know important annual and perennial weed species,
- are able to assess the impact of weeds on crops,
- know the fundamental options for preventive, cultural, chemical and non- chemical weed control including trends and new technologies
- know the main herbicide groups and their mode of action
- understand what herbicide resistance is and know preventive measures and
- are able to take a decision of whether or not to control weeds.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.