Protection from Weeds

By Ajay Anand


Any unwanted plant which grows along with crops is called weed.

While some weeds are poisonous, many are not harmful.

Problems With Weeds

Weeds compete with plants for various resources; like sunlight, air, water and nutrients.

Weeds hamper the normal growth of plants. Hence, removal of weeds is necessary for a good harvest.


Removal of weeds is called weeding.
Weeding is usually done manually or by using a trowel.
Weeds are also removed during ploughing.
Weedicides are the chemicals which destroy weeds.

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