Pest Profile: Green Foxtail
Plants are 8-24 inches high. Look for green cylindrical heads that are 1-4 inches long and appear soft and bristly. Its leaf blades are hairless, rough and flat, with a pointed blade from 2-10 inches long. Stems are smooth and hairless. During the seedling stage, look for fine, upward-pointing barbs on the leaf margins and surface. Flowers are densely grouped in a bristly, elongated panicle.
- Scout fields frequently for this weed; under hot conditions, green foxtail can grow quickly and escape the herbicide application window.
- At approximately 34,000 seeds per plant, it’s a heavy seed producer; however, it’s a poor competitor. Healthy crop stand establishment due to proper fertilization and early seeding will help your crop outcompete this weed. Barley and canola compete well with green foxtail.
- Using slightly higher seeding rates will further reduce green foxtail’s competition. In addition, weed populations will generally decline with reduced or no-till systems.
- ARROW ALL IN®
- ARROW® 240 EC
- BISON® 400 L
- INVOLVE® 50 WDG + Glyphosate
- PHANTOM® 240 SL
- SQUADRON® II
Please read each label to determine which herbicide is appropriate for the crop affected.