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Broad Leaf weeds in Pearl Millet


Weeds in Pearl Millet

A variety of weeds are associated with pearl millet crop.

The type of weeds vary from place to place depending on soil type, season and environment where pearl millet is grown. These weeds comprise of diverse plant species of annual grasses and seasonal broad leaved weeds. Weed problems in pearl millet include perennial grasses such as Johnson grass and Bermuda grass, annual grasses such as Crabgrass and Goose grass, and many broadleaf weeds. The list of major weeds that grow in pearl millet are shown with their images in the following screens.

Common broad-leaf weeds 

Botanical name                                      Common name

Abutilon indicum                                       Indian mallow

Alysicarpus sp.                                          One-leaf clover

Argemone mexicana                                 Mexican poppy

Celosia argentina                                     White cock's comb

Borreria articularis                                     Button plant

Gynondropsis (Cleome) spp.                      Wild spider flower

Digera arvensis                                         Kundra

Corchorus olitorius                                    Jew's mallow

Portulaca spp.                                          Common purslane

Vernonia cinerea                                       Little iron weed

Leucas aspera                                          Dronapushpi

Xanthium strumarium                                Cocklebur

Anagallis arvensis                                      Scarlet Pimpernel

Bidense pilosa                                          Spanish needle

Eclipta spp.                                               False daisy

Ipomea spp                                             Morning glory

Tridax procumbence                                  Tridax daisy, wild daisy

Euphorbia spp.                                          Spurge

Amaranthus spp.                                       Pigweed

Mollugo verticillata                                     Carpet-weed

Chloris spp.                                              Finger grass

Digetaria sanguinalis                                 Crabgrass

Dactyloctenium aegyptium                         Crowfootgrass

Echinocloa spp.                                       Barnyard grass

Paspalum distichum                                Water couch

Eleusine indica                                        Goose grass

Eragrostis spp.                                        Love grass

Setaria spp.                                            Foxtail

Cynodon dactylon                                    Bermuda grass

Cyperus rotundus                                    Purple nut sedge

Cyperus esculentus                                  Yellow nut sedge

Cyperus defformis                                   Nut sedge

Cyperus compressus                                Nut sedge


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