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Old 11-10-2011, 11:56 AM   #1
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Default Field margins 'help control weed dispersal'

Field margins 'help control weed dispersal'
By Mark Kinver Environment reporter, BBC News
5 November 2011 Last updated at 22:46 ET

BBC News - Field margins 'help control weed dispersal'
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Grass strips on field edges do not result in more weeds growing among crops, research has shown.

Previously, it was argued that the "set aside" land could act as a reservoir for weeds that potentially result in the plants being dispersed into fields.

Field margins are one of the key
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Old 11-10-2011, 09:34 PM   #2
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"Of course, there are exceptions - such as wind dispersed species - but even strongly invasive species disappear in [grass] cover."
That agrees with my no-mow experience. Not much germinates in grass allowed to grow to maturity every year.
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