by aditya abhishek
After reading the word "weeds" you thought about the one in this picture, well I am not discussing them but we will discuss agricultural weeds.
Agricultural weeds are unwanted plants that grow along with the main crop, compete for nutrients, water, sunlight, etc. and affect the growth of crops.
If agricultural weeds are not removed from the field, then it is estimated that they can result in 33 percent of crop loss.
Weeding is an inter-culture operation that can be done by physical, mechanical, biological, cultural, and chemical methods.
The physical weeding methods are hand weeding, hand hoeing, digging, cutting, burning, mulching, Dredging and Chaining.
The mechanical weeding methods are tillage, sickling, mowing, etc. You can use dry land weeders, power rotary weeders, etc. to control weeds.
The cultural weeding methods are crop rotation, maintaining optimum plant population, intercropping, solarisation, etc.
To control weeds chemically, chemicals known as herbicides can be used and applied on the soil or foliage to control weeds.
thanks for reading!