States that weeds appear in all types of agriculture, as well as in areas used for recreation and in natural ecosystems and cause huge economic loss in developed and developing countries despite technological advances. Explores the reasons for their persistence and their social impact. Concludes that weed occurrence is inevitable and has no simple remedy, and that weeds can only be managed and not eradicated.
International Journal of Social Economics – Emerald Publishing
Published: Sep 1, 2004
Keywords: Economic resources; Agriculture; Plants