- Author: Chris McDonald
With apologies to Deborah Rabinowitz. (Seven Forms of Rarity, 1981)
There are many different ways of being a pest. Some of the easiest ways are to use large bulldozers next to an office building, or have a computer virus send spam to every person on earth with an email address. How classifying pests relates to weed management is relatively straightforward.
What I specifically mean is how many different types of weeds are there? Not the individual species but the general ways of being a weed. There are surprisingly only a few ways a weed can be a pest. There are infinite details (similar to being infinitely pestered) to add to the general framework that in sum makes every species unique. The...