According to Wikipedia, A weed is a plant considered undesirable in a particular situation, “a plant in the wrong place”. Examples commonly are plants unwanted in human-controlled settings, such as farm fields, gardens, lawns, and parks.
Controlling weeds is one of the most challenging tasks farmers, ranchers, gardeners and turf managers have each year. Weeds compete with crops for sunlight, water, and nutrients. They can also cause problems with harvesting and reduce the quality of the crop. Some weeds are toxic for people and animals and can pose the threat to health.
A good weed control program begins with regular scouting and proper weed identification. The earlier you determine the species of weeds you will deal with, the better you can prepare to control them. In any case, the “enemy” must be known in order to act accurately, with less time and effort, and most importantly, with the greatest success for cultivated plants and crops.
This book will help you identify weeds at an earlier stage when they are most vulnerable to various methods of control. This will give you the opportunity to minimize the cost of weed control program and achieve maximum effect.