Technology and Agriculture

Italian scientists find weeds are good for crops not the reverse

Italian scientists find weeds are good for crops not the reverse

Weeds can help make farms more productive and not the opposite as is commonly believed, according to a new study out Friday by Italy's Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies located in the Tuscan city of Pisa. According to a three-year study led by Guillaume Adeux, a PhD student in the Agrobiodiversity program at Sant'Anna, maintaining a certain level of biodiversity in the weeds that cohabit with farm crops helps reduce crop losses.

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