Gardening - Vegetables: Pests & Diseases
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.
"SP291-I-Weed Control in Home Gardens," The University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service, SP291I-5M-6/03(Rev) E12-5115-00-021-03, https://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_agexgard/30