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!
Classified as an annual, summer plant. The common hemp-nettle appears seldom in fields, however, it can cover large areas in wetlands, shaded areas and on nitrogen-rich soils. It emerges in the spring and in the beginning of summer. It grows best among summer cereals and maize. It seldom overgrows the field body, however, it contributes a lot to its biomass. It hinders ventilation and desiccation processes, so in case of a strong infestation it can hinder the harvest and reduce crop yield.
The common hemp-nettle blossoms between June and October. It can reach a height of up to one metre, and its stem is covered by a large volume of stinging hairs. In herbal medicine it is valued as a diuretic and a herb that disinfects the digestive tract. Control by mechanical methods can be effective – especially mowing at an early stage. For better effects, the use of herbicides should be considered. Spraying using a well-selected product can eliminate the common hemp-nettle from the field.
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