Document Type

Gardening - Vegetables: Pests & Diseases

Publication Date



A weed may be broadly defi ned as any unwanted plant, or as I have heard it said many times, “a weed is a plant out of place.” For example, a corn plant is a weed if it is in a strawberry planting. Most weeds are plants that are generally considered undesirable by gardeners. They are neither eaten nor considered attractive. They are frequently invasive and diffi cult to control.

Publication Number

SP291I-5M-6/03(Rev) E12-5115-00-021-03

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