ALERT SPP This Plant is on high alert.
Latin Name: Setaria viridis
Physical Description: Annual grass from fibrous roots. Stems are green and grow up to 100cm tall. Leaves are wide, flat, light green in color and are 2-40cm long by 2-35cm wide. The flowers are cylindrical with crowded spiklets that are subtended by 6 to 10 long yellowish bristles.
Habitat: Prefer mesic to dry soil and are often found in dry fields, irrigated crops, along roadsides and in waste areas.
Impacts: Outcompetes desirable plant species and impacts forage and crop production.
Mechanical: Cutting, mowing or tilling can prevent seed production however repeated treatments are necessary to deplete the seed bank.
Chemical: As this plant is often found amongst crops, it’s important to discuss herbicide options with your local agri-supply to avoid non-target impacts.
Biological: Not available.