Speakers have said that due to weed, indigenous loss in vegetable crop is round about 80 to 83 percent while 30 to 35 percent in fruit crops. They stressed that strategic planning is much needed to re-design the cropping patterns to control weed. They emphasized that integrated weed management plan must be devised for each farm and suggested modern farming technologies should be utilized to get rid of weed. They also urged that government should take steps to set a rule for pernicious weed.
They were stated at a seminar on Integrated Weed Management a way forward to Weed Eradication held at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR), here on Tuesday.