Weed FAQs:

Q: Is a weed a plant considered undesirable in a particular situation, "a plant in the wrong place"?

A: Yes, Examples commonly are plants unwanted in human-controlled settings, such as farm fields, gardens, lawns, and parks.

Q: Are weeds plants that some people view as undesirable in a particular place?

A: Yes.

Q: Are weeds also important for non-chemical methods of weed control?

A: Yes, such as plowing, surface scuffling, promotion of more beneficial cover crops, and prevention of seed accumulation in fields.

Q: Are weeds effectively preadapted to grow and proliferate in human-disturbed areas such as agricultural fields?

A: Yes, and lawns, roadsides, and construction sites.