Story: Weeds of agriculture

Weeds in maize crop

Weeds in maize crop

Uncontrolled weeds compete with the sown crop for nutrients and moisture, and may completely suppress the crop if uncontrolled. This maize crop is being overrun by dock and other weeds.

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Ian Popay, 'Weeds of agriculture - Weeds in pasture, crops and forestry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 September 2023)

Story by Ian Popay, published 24 Nov 2008