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!

Pinweed (STELLARIA MEDIA)

The pinweed takes up an important space among weed types popular in Poland. It is an annual, summer plant. It winters well. It belongs to the family Geraniaceae. It is most commonly met in field plantations of vegetables, among root vegetables and maize. It is also noticeable along roads, in unused areas, in baulks as well as fruit orchards. It also emerges among cereals. It develops well in sandy and clay soils with a low pH level. In Polish conditions, it is most common in the lowlands. Very dangerous for the seedlings of crops because it is very demanding of the nutrients in the soil.

The pinweed may grow to a height of 50 cm. Flowers are pink, white or lilac. As indicated in the beginning, the seeds can survive freezing temperatures – one unit is able to yield up to 600 seeds. Standard spray treatment using usual herbicides normally proves effective.