How do weeds affect us all and what is the way-out?

S.M. Rezaul Karim, (2013) How do weeds affect us all and what is the way-out? [Inaugural Lecture]

Abstract

Weed means “a plant out of place” or “a plant that interferes with the management objectives of a given area of land at a given point in time”. A rice plant in a wheat field or a wheat plant in a rice field is weed. A plant of good pasture crop growing in a well-managed lawn is also a weed. Similarly, a plant of medicinal value growing unwontedly on the roof of a building is a weed. Weeds are pollutants to our environment. They appear attractive, desirable, or harmless, but later it can be toxic, painful, or injurious to humans, and may create associated water quality problems.

Item Type: Inaugural Lecture
Subject Heading: Weeds
Faculty: Faculty of Agro - Based Industry
Deposited By: Mrs Shazwani Mohd Ezazi
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2015 02:23
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2015 02:28
URI: http://umkeprints.umk.edu.my/id/eprint/4634

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