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!

Old-man-in-the-spring (SENECIO VULGARIS)

Winters well and develops dynamically on fields, where vegetables are grown, and in gardens. The old-man-in-the-Spring also shows up in ruderal areas. It is an annual winter or summer plant, resistant to periods of low temperatures. It prefers soils that are rich in nutrients and humidity and are sandy or sandy-clay. The seeds are not digested by farm animals, hence it is commonly spread with manure. In addition, the seeds are quite similar to seeds of the popular dandelion, hence many seeds are spread over large distances with the wind. It is highly expansive – several generations may emerge over the course of a single year.

Over its entire surface, the old-man-in-the-Spring is covered by white small hairs. The stem is erect, and holds dark-green leaves. It blossoms throughout the entire year. Spraying by herbicides is effective in the control, but the mix needs to be adapted to the crop.