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Any of various organisms, such as fungi, insects, rodents, and plants, that harm crops or livestock or otherwise interfere with the wellbeing of human beings. Weeds are plant pests that grow where they are not wanted – often on cultivated land, where they compete with crop plants for space, light, nutrients, etc. Pests are controlled by the use of pesticides and biological control methods.

Subjects: Biological Sciences.


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