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Dr Bob Froud-Williams


Weed Biology & Weed Control
Technology of Weed Control for Horticulture
Weed Management
Weed Ecology
Agriculture and the Environment
Crop Protection

Research Interests:
Integrated Weed Management
Crop-Weed Interactions
Population Dynamics and Weed Demography
Field Margin Management
Mediterranean Agriculture
Ecological Genetics
Weed Seed Biology

Collaborative Links:
IACR Rothamsted, ADAS Boxworth, Game Conservancy, Allerton Research & Educational Trust, The Northmoor Trust, Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, Elm Farm Research Centre, International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, International Institute of Biological Control, Agricultural Research Institute, Cyprus, Technological Education Institute, Greece, Tea Research Institute, Sri Lanka.

Current research projects:
Genetic diversity in annual weed species
Varietal selection for enhanced weed suppression.
Biology & integrated control of red rice
Weed seed predation by beneficial invertebrates
Weed seed predation by farmland birds
Impact of integrated farming systems on arable weeds.
Population dynamics of Lolium spp.

Pre 2003

Aflakpui, G.K.S., Gregory, P. and Froud-Williams, R.J. Growth and biomass partitioning of maize during vegetative growth in response to Striga hermonthica infection and nitrogen supply. Exptl. Agric., 2002, 265-276.

de Lucas Bueno, C. and Froud-Williams, R.J. Yield and competitive ability of winter wheat cultivars. Proc. 12th EWRS Symp. Wageningen, 2002, 300-301.

de Lucas Bueno, C. & Froud-Williams, R.J. Effect of crop density on the competitive ability of wheat cultivars. Proc. 12th EWRS Symp. Wageningen, 2002, 302-303.

Froud-Williams, R.J. Weed Competition. In Weed Management Handbook: 9th Edn., Ed. R.E.L. Naylor, Blackwells, 2002, 16-38.

Korres, N.E. and Froud-Williams, R.J. Effects of winter wheat cultivars and seed rate on the biological characteristics of a naturally occurring weed flora. Weed Research, 42, 2002, 417-428.

Korres, N.E. and Froud-Williams, R.J. Effects of winter wheat cvs. crop density and weed competition on nitrogen uptake by weeds and crop. Proceedings, 12th EWRS (European Weed Research Society) Symposium 2002,. Wageningen. 2002, 36-37

Tei, F., Baumann, D.T., Bleeker, P.O., Dobrzanski, A., Economou, G., Fogelberg, F., Froud-Williams, R.J., Hoek, H., Melander, B., Rocha, F., Ruuttunen, P., Rzozi, S.B., Sanseovic, T., Simoncic, A., Torna, M., Uygar, F.N., van der Weide, R.Y., Verschwele, A., Villeneuve, F. and Zaragoza, C. Weeds and weed management in carrots : a review. Proc. 12th EWRS Symp. Wageningen, 2002, 14-15.

Tuor, F.A. & Froud-Williams R.J. Influence of nitrogen on competition between purple nutsedge, maize and soybean. Int. J. Pest. Mgt. 48, 2002, 65-71.

Tuor, F.A. and Froud-Williams R.J. Interaction between purple nutsedge, maize and soybean. Int. J. Pest. Mgt. 48, 2002, 73-79

Froud-Williams R.J. Ecological implications of agronomy for Weed management in integrated farming systems. Aspects of Applied Biology, 62: Farming systems for the new millenium, 2000, 143-150.

Froud-Williams, R.J. Wheat yield is affected by weeds. In Wheat: a physiological-ecological approach to understand yield and its determining processes at the crop level of organization. Eds. E.H. Satorre, G.A. Slafer, 1999, 161-182.

Froud-Williams, R.J. A biological framework for developing a weed management support system for weed control in winter wheat. Proc. Brighton Crop Prot. Conf., - Weeds, 1999, 747-752.


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