Photo Essay

Unwanted weed

large genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae

Invasive species, including weeds, animal pests and diseases, represent the biggest threat to our biodiversity after habitat loss. Weed invasions change the natural diversity and balance of ecological communities.

Weeds are unwanted plants that grow along with plants which consume the soil natural nutrients and minerals which are meant for useful plants and thus prevents plant to grow.

Now the question comes how to overcome the situation. The application of a chemical (herbicide) to weeds or soil to control the germination or growth of the weed species is possible. For which the chemical control of weeds is a very large industry and there are many chemical weed control products. But don't you think the application of poisonous herbicides will harm our nature? Then the question arises can we control biologically? This allows thinking note for scientists, technocrats, and policymakers to find out an effective way to control such unwanted weeds for the betterment of mankind.

Here are a few pictures of unwanted weeds and honestly thinking about the control measures. Thanking you JPG and my innumerable JPG friends!!

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9 responses

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (23 Oct 2019):

    It is a concern that insecticides will harm the butterfly population and other beneficial insects to become extinct and also some birds who depend on insects to feed their young.. Hopefully Herbicides does not have that same effect on nature....Excellent photo essay for thought and you have my vote!.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain said (30 Oct 2019):

    Thank you Andrea!! Yes Andrea orther than herbal herbiside, all are chemicals and shall affect the food chain and earth.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (31 Oct 2019):

    Congratulations for this getting photo essay of the week!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (31 Oct 2019):

    Congratulations, well deserved!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain said (1 Nov 2019):

    Thank you So much Lynn for your kind appreciation

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain said (1 Nov 2019):

    Thank you Andrea so much for nominating the story. I am really grateful.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain said (9 Nov 2019):

    Thank you JPG for your selection as story of the week.

  • Patrick Westerfield

    Patrick Westerfield gave props (5 Dec 2019):

    got my vote

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