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#2964197 - 10/01/12 02:10 PM Weed ID?
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Deer seem to be eating it,wish It would overtake all the mint,I have a bumber crop of mint this year!! \:\(
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#2964205 - 10/01/12 02:14 PM Re: Weed ID? [Re: Football Hunter]
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Im in a Weed ID class right now but am just learning so take this for what its worth. If you can find a spine on the stems near a node then I would call that spiny amaranth. If no spines, then redroot pigweed. Again, just my guess.
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#2964211 - 10/01/12 02:17 PM Re: Weed ID? [Re: smstone22]
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yeah,its has spines or thorns,its pretty nasty looking really
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#2964212 - 10/01/12 02:17 PM Re: Weed ID? [Re: Football Hunter]
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Deer seem to just nip the ends off
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#2964215 - 10/01/12 02:18 PM Re: Weed ID? [Re: Football Hunter]
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Careless weed
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#2964218 - 10/01/12 02:19 PM Re: Weed ID? [Re: smstone22]
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if its pigweed, you need to dig up plant and haul it away, the pigweed in west tennessee is resistant to roundup and is taking over some areas, approximately 200,000 seed per mature plant
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#2964221 - 10/01/12 02:20 PM Re: Weed ID? [Re: Chaneylake]
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 Originally Posted By: Chaneylake
if its pigweed, you need to dig up plant and haul it away, the pigweed in west tennessee is resistant to roundup and is taking over some areas, approximately 200,000 seed per mature plant
Only have one small area of it in one plot,Ill spray some gly on it,see what happens
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#2964225 - 10/01/12 02:22 PM Re: Weed ID? [Re: Football Hunter]
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Redroot Pigweed doesnt have spines so rules that out. Do a google image search of spiny amaranth.
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#2964234 - 10/01/12 02:24 PM Re: Weed ID? [Re: smstone22]
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It is spiny pigweed (Amaranthus spinosus) and is one of the worst culprits in my garden. Get rid of it quick, it will drop thousands of seeds.

Pigweed and Amaranth are the same thing...

Edit: here is some useful info - http://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/BP/WS-44-W.pdf


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#2964239 - 10/01/12 02:27 PM Re: Weed ID? [Re: catman529]
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Spiny amaranth and spiny pigweed are the same plant. I hadnt heard it called spiny pigweed but it is!
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