The goal of the Weed Biology and Ecology Laboratory at NCSU is to better understand how human-driven agroecosystem disturbance affects weed behavior and vice versa.
Whispers of Resilience
In the depths of soil, a secret lies,
Where weed seeds slumber, dormant ties.
A hidden treasure, patient and still,
The weed seed bank, waiting for its thrill.
Beneath the surface, unseen and sown,
A tapestry of potential unknown.
Each tiny seed, a dream in disguise,
Ready to sprout, to reach the skies.
Some are unwanted, a troublesome lot,
Seeking to choke the crops we sought.
But in this bank, diversity prevails,
A testament to nature’s intricate trails.
For amidst the weeds, a lesson lies,
Of adaptation and survival’s guise.
The weed seed bank, a tale untold,
A story of resilience, brave and bold.
So let us learn from these seeds profound,
Their tenacity and strength astound.
For in life’s garden, challenges we face,
But like the weed seeds, we find our place.
Embrace the struggle, let resilience bloom,
From the weed seed bank, let hope consume.
For in every challenge, a seed of grace,
A chance to grow, and find our rightful space.