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Urban agriculture has been increasing all over the United States, especially in shrinking cities such as Cleveland, where increases in vacant land have brought opportunities for farming. There has also been a more interest in sustainable farming, as more people prefer locally sourced and organic food. However, like rural agriculture, urban agriculture also faces the problem of weed management, especially when growing organically eliminates some control options such as chemical means. As there is little to no research available on urban agricultural weeds, this research aims to identify and examine urban weed communities to obtain a better understanding of them, and to be able to compare urban weed management with rural weed management.
College of Sciences and Health Professions
Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences
Ryan, Joshua, "Weed communities in urban agriculture" (2018). Undergraduate Research Posters 2018. 21.