Weed migration under climate change in Central Europe

Crop weeds are a major cause of economic loss. Recent changes such as global warming and pesticide-free cropping are changing weed patterns in agriculture. For example, thermophile weeds –  weeds that like warm – such as  tumbleweeb (Amaranthus retroflexus) have become more abundant in some cropping systems due temperature and precipitation changes. The review article by Peters et al. analyses the ecological mechanisms ruling weed migration.


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