Caption: Amaranth or pigweed
--relished by poultry for the flavor--also high in protein, calcium, carbohydrates and minerals!
It is known that seeds of the genus Amaranthus are present in high quantities in seed banks, and certain species of large pigweed
can produce in a single plant, quantities greater than 200,000 seeds (Lorenzi, 2008).
2013 Scientific name Common name Family Amaranthus retroflexus Redroot pigweed
Amaranthaceae Bindes spp.
Competition of sicklepod (Cassia obtusifolia) and redroot pigweed
(Amaranthus retroflexus) with cotton (Gossypium hirsutum).
Several of the weeds have become major concerns to farmers, such as GR palmer amaranth (pigweed
) in soybeans and GR Italian ryegrass in cotton.
Farmers say the herbicide is desperately needed to kill pigweed
, which can grow and spread seeds rapidly, threatening a soybean farmer's yield.
Caption: Herbicide-resistant pigweed
in Texas cotton fields causes major headaches for farmers.
Optimum densities of three leguminous cover crops for suppression of smooth pigweed
invicta was the only granivorous ant species present, removal of seeds of pigweed
(Amaranthus retroflexus) did not differ with distance from a mound (up to 4.0 m).
One key question now being tackled at Stoneville: how do farmers beat pigweed
? For more than a decade this stubborn weed has been resistant to the most commonly used herbicide.
Crop Response and Control of Common Purslane (Portulaca oleraceae) and Prostrate Pigweed
(Amaranthus blitoides) in Green Onion with Oxyfluorfen.
can shed a million seeds in a lucky season.
 studied the marigold and pigweed
allelopathy by intercropping for the management of tomato early blight disease.
A familiar one -- perhaps too familiar -- is redroot pigweed
. The middle ground is a flotilla of stars, a peacock carousel