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A guide to those unknown plants that inhabit garden and farms everywhere. Learn what is, and what is not, a weed and how to deal with them.
Weeds eBook course online. A good cross section of of common weeds are illustrated and reviewed. These are plants that occur in many parts of the world, and some are not always weeds.
Weeds is a book written for those who a looking to gain a solid foundation for identifying weeds, and through an understanding of how and where they grow, making good decisions about how to control them. Good weed control involves a holistic management of the problem; and to achieve this, the book helps you understand both non chemical and chemical methods of control.
Chapter 1 - Controlling Weeds
- Methods of weed control
- Changing pH
- Biological control
Chapter 2 - Identifying Weeds
- Types of weed problems
- Weeds in lawns
Chapter 3 - Common Weeds
- Cultivated plants that are sometimes weeds
- Weed problems in lawns
- Other lawn weeds not mentioned earlier
- Water weeds
What is a Weed?
A weed is any plant that is growing where you don’t want it. A weed will
compete with your desired plants for light, space, water and nutrients.
A plant could also be a weed because of a particular characteristic;
it could be poisonous to stock or humans, if it acts as a host plant
to pests and diseases (of both other plants and/or animals), if it has
damaging roots, or if it causes allergies.
Any plant has the potential to be a weed.
There are many different ways of controlling weeds, and literally
thousands of different weed species which might need controlling. It
is always important to use the appropriate treatment for the weed(s)
in question. Young weeds are far easier to control than older ones.
Some chemicals, for instance will effectively kill certain weeds when
they are in the early stages of growth, but will not control other types
of weeds. You may need to be able to distinguish between types of
weeds to determine whether the chemical will or won’t work.
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