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Posted Tue Oct 4 2011: from University of Hull via ScienceDaily:
Weeds Are Vital to the Existence of Farmland Species, Study Finds
Weeds, which are widely deemed as a nuisance plant, are vital to the existence of many farmland species according to a new University of Hull study published in the journal Biological Conservation. Since many weeds produce flowers and seed, they are an integral part of our ecosystem and together with other crop and non-crop seeds found on farms, they provide food for over 330 species of insects, birds and animals.
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