80 Things You Need to Know about Agriculture: Week 10

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The National Invasive Species Council reports that 16 invasive plants alone infest over 126 million acres of range and pasture lands and spread at a rate of up to 25 percent each year.

Invasive or noxious weeds negatively impact soil conditions for many crops by reducing the amount of moisture available, exposure to sunlight and the level of organic matter.

Hundreds of thousands of onion maggots overwinter in onion crops in northern U.S. states and can damage up to 100 percent of crop outputs. Insecticide treatments are necessary in order to prevent losses due to this pest.


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