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The persistence of weeds and their social impact

Bruce A. Auld (NSW Agriculture, Orange Agricultural Institute, Orange, Australia and Faculty of Rural Management, University of Sydney, Orange, Australia)

International Journal of Social Economics

ISSN: 0306-8293

Article publication date: 1 September 2004



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.



Auld, B.A. (2004), "The persistence of weeds and their social impact", International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 31 No. 9, pp. 879-886.



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