Weeds of crop fields in Satlasana Taluka of district Mehsana, Gujarat, India
Suresh Patel, Prashant Desai and Vinod Pandey
The present study was conducted to explore the weed flora in crop fields of Satlasana taluka, district Mehsana, Gujarat. Satlasana taluka is under cultivation of different ravi, jayad and kharif crops by a natural rain and a network of canal system. Weeds typically produce large numbers of seeds, assisting their spread. Seeds spread into natural environments, including waterways, via wind, people, vehicles, machinery, birds and other animals. Usually weeds grow faster than native plants and successfully compete for the available nutrients, water, space and sunlight. During the present study the authors have reported a total of and 99 species of weeds belonging to 74 genera and 32 angiosperm families
Fig.: Families with no. of plant species which found in all crops.