Weed atlas

Effective crop protection begins with the proper recognition of agriphages. Read the descriptions and study the photo gallery of weed most common in farm plantations, and plan the best protection for Your crop!

Bloody crane's-bill (GERANIUM PUSILLUM)

A perennial plant, the bloody crane's-bill is not only one of the most commonly present types of weed. It is sometimes planted as a decorative plant. It expands to form tufts having a broad, extensive structure. It blossoms between May and September. The flower crowns are distinguished by their intense red colour – they can be between 2.5 and four centimetres in height. The plant itself can grow to 50 cm. Another specific characteristic trait of the bloody crane's-bill are the small hairs covering the stalk. In the lower part, hand-like leaves with seven sections, a bit higher the leaves are equal, narrow and elongated. The main area of occurrence are lowlands.

The bloody crane's-bill is at home in stony areas, hence it can be seen at the edges of sunny forests. It copes best in basal soils, however, it also occurs on other soil types. As it is present in fields, it is best controlled by spraying with properly selected herbicides.