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!

Field horsetail (EQUISETUM ARVENSE)

It is a perennial plant. The field horsetail produces a large volume of underground sprouts, and its cell walls are embedded with silica, greatly hindering its control. The high silica content in the plant makes it particularly valuable for herbal medicine, as well as a component of cosmetic products and washing products – an extract of the field horsetail is used for instance in the production of hair shampoos. It is considered an indicator plant for acidic soils, however, it is also commonly seen on soils with a moderate pH value. It is found in most field plantations, however it develops best among root vegetables, particularly potatoes.

In the spring, the field horsetail releases a large volume of sprouts with spores that subside quite quickly after spreading. In time, they will grow into stems of a height of up to 40 cm. The weed is characterised by a high expansion speed and scale. If control is to be effective, it needs to commence with the overground parts. Spraying with herbicides is the most effective method.

UsageControl
Sports fields, golf courses, lawns Chwastox Trio 540 SL
Ruderal areas, unused areas Agrosar 360 SL
Stubble fields Agrosar 360 SL
Winter rape Agrosar 360 SL
Winter wheat Agrosar 360 SL, Chwastox Trio 540 SL
rye Chwastox Trio 540 SL
winter triticale Chwastox Trio 540 SL
Summer barley Chwastox Trio 540 SL
oat Chwastox Trio 540 SL