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Crop loss

Weeds cause tremendous loss in crop yield and quality, annually. This section compiles some key published data on the magnitude of crop yield loss caused by weeds.

  • WSSA weed loss committee publications:
    Summary: On an annual basis, potential loss in value for corn is $27 billion and for soybean is $16 billion based on data from 2007 to 2013. Overall, average % yield loss with no weed control in corn is 52% and soybean is 49.5%. Read the documents below for more details.

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