Crop weed

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Crop weeds are weeds that grow amongst crops.

Types of crop weed[edit]

Examples of crop weeds include chickweed, barnyard grass and dandelion and fallopia japonica. [1]

Effects[edit]

The dandelion, while sometimes used as a food source, can also prove harmful to crops. Crop weeds can inhibit the growth of crops, contaminate harvested crops and often spread rapidly. They can also host crop pests such as aphids, fungal rots and viruses.[2][3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "MSU Extension Publication Archive". Michigan State University Library. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.ncwss.org/proceed/2004/proc04/abstracts/132.pdf
  3. ^ Robert L. Zimdahl (12 March 2004). Weed-crop competition: a review. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 978-0-8138-0279-4. Retrieved 31 July 2010.