Pest Profile: Redroot Pigweed
Plants have a long, fleshy, reddish to pink taproot and stems that are erect, light green, branched, 23-35 inches high, rough and angular. The leaves are alternate, stalked, dull green, oval-shaped, rough and 3-4 inches long. Plants have numerous flowers that are small, green and crowded into dense, finger-like spikes.
- Redroot pigweed seeds prefer warm temperatures of 20ºC or higher for germination.
- Crops established before soils warm and weather sets in are very competitive with this weed.
- Watch growth stages carefully under hot conditions because the plant can quickly advance beyond the recommended stages for herbicide application.
- DAVAI® 80 SL
- FORCEFIGHTER® M
- INVOLVE® 50 WDG + Glyphosate
- PHANTOM® 240 SL
- RUSH® 24
- SQUADRON® II
Please read each label to determine which herbicide is appropriate for the crop affected.