Conventional Weed Management
Conventional methods of weed control involve the use of specially formulated chemical compounds to interrupt specific biochemical pathways (called modes of action, or MOA) in order to eliminate weeds without affecting crops being grown. The herbicides used depend on the type of weed being targeted, the developmental stage of these weeds, and the crops being raised.
For a breakdown of different types of weeds that can be encountered in the field see Weed ID and Biology. For a breakdown of which herbicides to use based on crops being raised and the types of weeds present review Chemical Weed Control. For a list of herbicides including their active ingredients, their MOA, and commercial companies that sell them, see Herbicide List.