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!

Common wild oat (AVENA FATUA)

In summer cereals, the common wild oat is a frequent plant. It is more rarely seen among winter cereals. It is an annual, summer plant that does not exhibit a tendency to winter. It is also noticeable in root vegetable fields, around field edges, in ruderal areas and various kinds of fallow areas. It prefers soils that are rich in nitrogen and calcium and that have a high humidity. It is most dangerous, from the point of view of cereals – also due to the fact that it contaminates the crop. This has the effect of a significant reduction of its quality, preventing its profitable sale.

The common wild oat is very expansive. Even a small number of seeds can cause the field to be dominated by it in the subsequent year. It can be estimated that 40-50 units per square metre can reduce the harvest of the crop by half. The plant is able to cross-breed with common oat. It is difficult to control, hence, any spray treatment should be effected without delay, using a properly selected herbicidal product.